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Hello,

My name is Lori. I am new the chicken world although my sister and our oldest son have had them for years. It's taken me a decade to convince by husband, but after he retired he seems to have the time to give to another hobby.

Our first step is to build the coop. I hope I can get it finished before the spring chicken hatch. I plan on modifying the Wichita Coop to fit our yard. We live in the Eastern Sierra in the high dessert of Bishop, CA.

I am a Dental Hygienist and my husband is retired Public Relations. We aren't professional builders, but we've done lots of projects over the years and look forward to a new one. We refer to ourselves as " keystone construction."

We are also California Master Gardeners, and plan to use our chickens in the garden as bug control and fertilizers.

My biggest concern is when the chickens get older and stop laying, I won't be able to eat them or give them to someone else to eat:( Although I'm not vegetarian, I love animals. We will only be able to keep 4-5 chickens per city regulations. But, I'll cross that bridge when we get there.

Thanks for all your support,

Lori

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Hi, Lori, welcome to BYC.  Good luck in establishing your flock.

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Welcome to BYC, Lori! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

 

Feel free to ask any questions you may have; we are happy to help. Have you checked out our learning center yet? Tons of helpful info there! http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 

You sound like me - I could never eat my chickens that I've raised myself. I grow way too attached to them! My hens will continue to be cared for and loved even after they have quit laying.

 

Good luck with your new chicken adventures and welcome to our community! 

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"Let God have you and let God love you. And don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” -Max Lucado

"You have searched me, Lord and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways." -Psalm 139:1-3
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Hi Lori, :welcome

 

Good for you on getting the coop ready before the chickens, they grow out of the brooder quickly. Have you decided on breeds yet? There are so many to choose from, I'm sure you'll find some you like.

 

Thanks for joining us!

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Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

Find your state thread: post #1

Like to bake? Come join us! post #1

 

Drop in to say hi! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1050266/the-nfc-b-day-chat-thread/15990#post_18076945

Debby

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Hi Lori and a warm welcome to our community. I hope you enjoy raising your chickens and being a member of BYC as much as the rest of us!

 

All the best

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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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Welcome to BYC!

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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 to BYC, Lori. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on Mountain Peeps; if you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.

 

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Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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