Hello!! I'm brand new to this site and live in East County. I've had chickens before, but got them at 1-2 years old and had them in an 8 space laying cage. I'm looking at a much more hen friendly environment this time. I gave all my stuff away years ago and except for the 10x10 dog run that I'm considering using as a chicken run. I was thinking of just converting an old dog house into a coop within the run as I'm only looking at maybe 4 hens right now. I used to get my supplies at Moxley's (now East County Feed) but see there are a lot of other places to visit.
I'm busy with vermicomposting and have three red wiggler farms composting most of my kitchen scraps, cardboard and paper and will look into raising mealworms. My 3 vegetable gardens feed the family, neighbors and hopefully be treats for the hens.
I'll be in the market for pretty much everything I'll need so I guess I'd better be checking craigslist or get busy building!
Hi Russ I remember Moxlys. Welcome baaaak to chickens And from Jacumba
Cant talk now Have to run off to take mom to the doc.
OH and I am living right now in Santee with my 99 year old Grandma.
Edited by perchie.girl - 12/7/15 at 12:54pm
Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,
Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.
Future poultry: Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy
"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson