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Hi Folk..I just joined BYC, want to say hello and look forward to learning more about backyard chickens. My wife and I are retired and live on a small 10 acre farm. My wife has horses, barrel races and ask me to get some chickens, so we got chickens.

I ordered and received my chicks April 29th. I have 15 Buff orpingtons, 14 hens, 1 rooster, 5 Black Australorps hens and one Easter egger gift chicken. 

I built a coop this past winter at the horse barn with a 14X36 run covered with bird netting using lots of ideas from lurking here. The coop is built under a shed roof with a concrete floor covered with pine shavings and an automatic door that turns them out to the run. It has a roost with a poop board below and 10 nest boxes on the opposite wall that have been covered until yesterday.

We started opening the gate to the run at 10 AM in June and they free range inside a ten acre area inclosed with 54" tall diamond mesh fence. The rooster crowed at 20 weeks old, he got fresh with a hen for the first time 3 days back and I found our first egg yesterday on the poop board at noon. I removed the cover from the nest boxes last night, filled them with pine shavings and placed a ceramic egg in each box. No egg at ten this morning, went back at noon and had our second egg in a nest box!

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 That's pretty much my chicken story, Thanks for having us!

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Welcome to BYC!!!

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Welcome to Back Yard Chickens ! :D

Hello,

 My name is Steven. I have been raising Chickens and other birds for about 2 years now. I will say it is really fun and addictive. I really enjoy incubating eggs and watching them grow into beautiful birds.

 

I am currently looking to buy or trade for some Ancona Chickens if you have some for sale please let me know.

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Hello,

 My name is Steven. I have been raising Chickens and other birds for about 2 years now. I will say it is really fun and addictive. I really enjoy incubating eggs and watching them grow into beautiful birds.

 

I am currently looking to buy or trade for some Ancona Chickens if you have some for sale please let me know.

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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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Sassafras Grove Farm

sassafrasgrovefarm@outlook.com     sassafrasgrovefarm.weebly.com (not yet published)

 

Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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Your coop, run, etc. sound very well thought out.  We will have to come to you for advice.   Welcome to Backyard chickens- hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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Hi Folk..I just joined BYC, want to say hello and look forward to learning more about backyard chickens. My wife and I are retired and live on a small 10 acre farm. My wife has horses, barrel races and ask me to get some chickens, so we got chickens.
I ordered and received my chicks April 29th. I have 15 Buff orpingtons, 14 hens, 1 rooster, 5 Black Australorps hens and one Easter egger gift chicken. 
I built a coop this past winter at the horse barn with a 14X36 run covered with bird netting using lots of ideas from lurking here. The coop is built under a shed roof with a concrete floor covered with pine shavings and an automatic door that turns them out to the run. It has a roost with a poop board below and 10 nest boxes on the opposite wall that have been covered until yesterday.
We started opening the gate to the run at 10 AM in June and they free range inside a ten acre area inclosed with 54" tall diamond mesh fence. The rooster crowed at 20 weeks old, he got fresh with a hen for the first time 3 days back and I found our first egg yesterday on the poop board at noon. I removed the cover from the nest boxes last night, filled them with pine shavings and placed a ceramic egg in each box. No egg at ten this morning, went back at noon and had our second egg in a nest box!
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 That's pretty much my chicken story, Thanks for having us!
Welcome ..SE Georgia here...I love collecting eggs especially when I'm not expecting them..lol:)
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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:welcome

 

Congrats on your first eggs, that's always an exciting event.

 

If you'd like to meet other members in GA, you can find them here:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/121387/yo-georgians

It can be helpful to touch base with others having the same weather concerns, finding swap meets and breeders, etc.

 

Thanks for joining us!

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BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

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