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#1 2013-05-08 14:15:04

OR4-hmom
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From: Grants Pass, OR
Registered: 2013-05-07
Posts: 20

Hello from Southern Oregon

Some of you may recognize me from BYC and heard my story before but here goes.

I spent 40 years hating chickens!  As a kid my job was to catch them so Mom could paint them with white shoe polish (cannablism stage), spent a lot of time pulling wild mustard to hang in the run, all the fun stuff that comes from a double shipment from the hatchery.  I said I would never have chickens.

5 years ago my husband wanted to get a few for personal eggs and sell the extras at growers market.  He talked me into it and boy is he sorry now!  60 layers, 5 roos, and a few bantams my daughter has for 4-H later.

We have mainly hatchery stock but we have found a few breeder birds.  We have Barred & Partridge Rocks, SS, Light Brahmas, BLRW and BSL.  In bantams we have d'anvers, SLW, Buff Brahma, OEGB, Dutch Bantam, BBS Orp., and Partridge Rocks.

Since some of our layers are getting older my husband wanted to replace some with new sex-links.  It was suggested that I add Basques instead and I talked him into it, it was easier than usual since our daughter was on my side.  She is looking forward to taking them to fair and showing them to others.

We have 7 Basque chicks in the broody box that are 5 days old and doing great.  Happy, healthy, and growing fast, although they haven't figured out what laundry is about yet.

Janet

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#2 2013-05-08 15:57:00

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Hello from Southern Oregon

:jumping: :welcome: To the EOCF!   :EO:

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#3 2013-05-08 16:30:40

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 3359

Re: Hello from Southern Oregon

Hi Janet :hi: :welcome:

I recognized you from BYC on the EO thread, thanks for joining us :thumbsup:

Hope you enjoy the forum and us crazy EO folks over here :happycrowd"

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#4 2013-05-08 16:49:52

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: Hello from Southern Oregon

:welcome: sounds like you and your daughter make a great team :applause: Glad you joined us.

XOX Monika

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#5 2013-05-08 17:29:53

gubi
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From: Walton
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 1344
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Re: Hello from Southern Oregon

:welcome: :EO:


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#6 2013-05-08 18:23:46

appway
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From: Moosomin,SK
Registered: 2012-03-19
Posts: 237

Re: Hello from Southern Oregon

:congrats: On the EO's and :welcome:

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#7 2013-05-08 18:41:00

OR4-hmom
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From: Grants Pass, OR
Registered: 2013-05-07
Posts: 20

Re: Hello from Southern Oregon

Thanks for the welcome.
I'll talk chicken with anyone that doesn't roll their eyes at me.

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#8 2013-05-08 19:09:18

Amblecroft
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From: Millbrook, Ontario
Registered: 2011-08-03
Posts: 448
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Re: Hello from Southern Oregon

:welcome:, Janet.  Good luck with your chicks.


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#9 2013-05-08 19:21:22

mikencarol
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From: Oklahoma
Registered: 2012-08-21
Posts: 204

Re: Hello from Southern Oregon

............Hi Girls...........glad you came on over.  Nothing against the other forum but there are ALOT of smart people over here that can even help an ole man like me..I think you will really like all thses folks.......they are Good People..................Mike


I have to keep reminding myself... "It is The Standard of Perfection...NOT the Standard of Quantity that we are striving for..."

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#10 2013-05-08 22:53:35

Lisa
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From: near Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2011-07-05
Posts: 649

Re: Hello from Southern Oregon

OR4-hmom wrote:

Thanks for the welcome.
I'll talk chicken with anyone that doesn't roll their eyes at me.

:funny: Janet, have you come to the right place!!

:welcome: to the forum! And :congrats: to you and your daughter on the EO's. Where did they come from??


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

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#11 2013-05-09 01:17:44

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
Posts: 839

Re: Hello from Southern Oregon

Welcome!  :EO:


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#12 2013-05-09 02:11:25

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 3159

Re: Hello from Southern Oregon

:welcome: You've picked a great forum to talk chickens or anything remotely related to chickens until you're blue in the face and never have anyone grow tired of listening. Most of us aren't disciplined enought to own just one breed but (rainbow egg baskets, all those pretty colors and shapes and sizes :whistle:) but our love of EOs definately unites us!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#13 2013-05-09 02:51:31

OR4-hmom
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From: Grants Pass, OR
Registered: 2013-05-07
Posts: 20

Re: Hello from Southern Oregon

I was sworn to secrecy about where they came from, but there is an O in it.

The chicks so far are not as friendly as the blrw's but they are not panicky or flighty.  I'm sure they will come around.  They are learning I've got chick scratch in my hand.  It also seems like 1 likes to peck at the eyes of the others, may find itself in isolation if it keeps up!

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#14 2013-05-29 10:29:45

choctawgal
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From: Washington, USA
Registered: 2011-12-13
Posts: 161
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Re: Hello from Southern Oregon

Welcome, Janet!

I was born and raised in the Roseburg/Lookingglass area, so *really* nice to see a friend from home! :excited:  :thumbsup:

A warm but wet welcome from Vancouver, WA!!!!  :rain:

As your EO's grow, you will find they will become insanely friendly and you-oriented!  :funny:

My VERY best!

Jenn  :surfing:


Nashoba Family Farm: "Jill of many trades," service dog trainer/handler.  Owned by 2 svc dogs, 4 turkeys, 9 ducks, 1 rabbit, and manage Mother Clucker's Egg Co-op: a 75 hen, co-op owned, pastured, heritage flock.
Please "like" me at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mother-C … ef=tn_tnmn
and https://www.facebook.com/choctawgal

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#15 2013-05-29 14:11:56

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
Registered: 2011-12-20
Posts: 915
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Re: Hello from Southern Oregon

:welcome:


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#16 2013-05-29 16:33:18

Amblecroft
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From: Millbrook, Ontario
Registered: 2011-08-03
Posts: 448
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Re: Hello from Southern Oregon

:welcome:


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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