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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Apprentice_egger, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Apprentice_egger

    Apprentice_egger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A long time friend has finally got me into poultry raising. I've been picking up ducks and chickens that other people don't want to deal with over the winter. As it turns out I have a lot to learn, but then my current standards aren't as high as my friends. He is a former champion Old English Bantam raiser and poultry judge. I certainly agree that breeding for a higher standard produces some beautiful birds, but I haven't found high quality birds being raised by the majority of backyard poultry people in Vermont that I've met so far.
    I'm looking forward to developing some better stock and bringing in some new blood into this area. I know my chickens are culls but my ducks are some really nice birds that I'm sure the owner only had them for pond decoration and really didn't care much about them once he knew he'd have to feed them over the winter.

    You should see some interesting changes in my birds over the long term and I'll share my stories as I get into this poultry world a little more.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all,
    Apprentice_egger
     
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
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    Glad you joined us! This is a great place to learn everything you need to know!

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  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC from all of us in AZ.

    So glad you are here.

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  4. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
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    [​IMG] from Indiana....Welcome aboard....a forewarning....familiarize yourself with the 12 step program...you most certainly will become addicted to BYC.....
     
  5. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

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  6. chickens4me

    chickens4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello & Welcome from South Carolina!
     
  7. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
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    nice to meet you! I love reading about breeding and genetics! good luck in your quest!
     
  8. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy Thanksgiving and Welcome to BYC from The Pampered Pullets Farm in North Central Florida
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  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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  10. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
    Georgia
    Welcome from Georgia...
     

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