Trying to live a simpler life

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by -Kayla, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. -Kayla

    -Kayla Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I joined this community in order to share pictures of my kids with their chickens become a better chicken keeper. I grew up helping my grandmother with her mixed flock of chickens, ducks, and noisy guinea fowl. She taught me how to kill and pluck a chicken around the same time I learned to tie my shoes. Fast forward 30 years... I am interested in learning about using herbs for chicken health, organic feed, fermenting feed, and growing fodder. My end goal is to raise two healthy boys by feeding them healthier dippy eggs, soup, and chicken meat. It's a bonus that they love and have fun with their new pets.
    Thank goodness yinz love chicken pictures!
    -Kayla
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    ABOVE: Our 10 hens and 1 bonus chick (of course it's a rooster) purchased as chicks from Murray McMurray as part of the "Meat and Egg" combo. From the top- Berry (silver spangled hamburg rooster), Agent Gray (blue cochin), Jumpy and Lumpy (barred rocks), Iceburgh (black cochin), Genevieve (spangled hamburg), Snow Tiger (silver polish), Cashew and Lulu (Buff something-or-others), Priscilla (white polish), Peanut (Welsummer?).
    NOT Pictured: 3 black Australorps (Truffles, Coco, Cheetah); 3 White Rock Roosters (only keeping MOFO the other two are waiting in chicken jail and will be soup for my 6 year old) They were purchased from Rural King because I had everything ready two months before my chicks were coming from Murray McMurray. We call those our "practice chickens" because they were free and I wasn't sure if they would survive the constant "LOVE" of my 3 year old.

    BELOW: Two of our Jumbo Cornish X Rocks from the above mentioned combo. In the center is a 5.6lb store bought chicken, for size comparison.
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    My three year old kisses his chickens good night every day.
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC [​IMG]

    Cute chicks - including the blonde!
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Kalya and welcome to BYC - I hope that enjoy being a member as much as the rest of us.

    Best wishes
    Ct
     
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Kayla. Have to say I love the photo of the young blond cockerel (your son) the best. :)
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. -Kayla

    -Kayla Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
    -Kayla
     
  9. -Kayla

    -Kayla Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
    -Kayla
     
  10. -Kayla

    -Kayla Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the link and the warm welcome. I'm thinking I'll try fermenting feed after I finish the chicken run; one thing at a time.
     

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