Well, I'm a sho nuff Newby!!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by luvinrunnin, May 20, 2011.

  1. luvinrunnin

    luvinrunnin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to introduce myself since I will most likely be posting here quite a bit, or at least lurking. I am an RN, working in L&D/high risk perinatal for 17 years. Have been married for 23 years and have 2 kids ages 20 & 23. My daughter, mom, and I barrel race and have 13 horses.

    We also have quite a few other animals. 9 dogs, 2 cats, 1 snake, 1 bunny, and 7 silver laced wyandottes. We've had chickens off and on for quite a few years, but don't really consider myself all that knowledgeable about them so I'd like to learn more and this seems like a great place to do it!!!

    I'd like to get into raising chickens for resale, and for fun. I'm REALLY wanting to get some cuckoo marans because I like the dark brown eggs, and also some cochins more for pets as I understand they are very friendly.

    I had planned on ordering a batch from a hatchery but I understand from my friend Blaundee that it would be better to find a good breeder. Now, I have NO idea how to know if someone is a good breeder, has good stock (other than if they look sickly, etc) or how to find someone that is so I am open to any suggestions, not only on where to find the marans, but also to any info you think a relative newby would appreciate!

    I am in Jesup, Ga (SE)

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  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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  4. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Well, hello and welcome from Ohio! To find a breeder, you can just google the breed and your state, and see what it comes up with. There is a Marans club of america, and another marans club...can't remember the name, but they have breeder listings on their website and you will probably find a breeder in your state.

    Seek and ye shall find! LOL (Google, and ye shall find) LOL

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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  8. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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  10. luvinrunnin

    luvinrunnin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info!!! We do have a rooster that we are having issues with. We have the one rooster, and then 6 hens. The rooster has started to attack lately. Spurred me in the leg the other day in fact! It amazes me how the dang thing can put a hole in my leg and NOT my jeans!!!![​IMG]
     

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