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Hello, SacCityChickens here!

I live in Sacramento California & it just became legal to have chickens in the city.

My wife & I decided to get a couple of chickens.

I gated-off a corner of my backyard, to keep our dog out, & bought a simple 4x8 coop from craigslist. The lady I bought the coop from also sold me a couple of young layers. One RIR, & one Barred Rock.

We've had them for 4 days, & they have both started laying. The Red has layed 3 eggs in 3 days & the Rock just layed her first! I'm sooo stoked! This is hella fun!

Thanks guy's, it was very helpfull finding this site.

I'll take a few pictures as soon as it quits raining.

We love our girls!

 

 


Edited by SacCityChickens - 3/31/12 at 12:30pm
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Welcome to BYC! I'm sure you'll enjoy it here. I can't wait for pictures! :)

7 chickens, 4 bunnies, 2 dogs, 3 fish. I am the ~Chicken Whisper~
My avatar: my baby Dwarf Hotot Alice
I <3 golf!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/what-is-wrong-with-my-egg <---My page on eggshells & yolks chickens can lay. Check it out!!
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7 chickens, 4 bunnies, 2 dogs, 3 fish. I am the ~Chicken Whisper~
My avatar: my baby Dwarf Hotot Alice
I <3 golf!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/what-is-wrong-with-my-egg <---My page on eggshells & yolks chickens can lay. Check it out!!
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Hi and welcome-byc.gif from Ohio. So glad you joined. Congrats on your first chickens. Just be careful of the chicken math. thumbsup.gif

TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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 Say NO to Crested Ducks!                     Common Chicken Practices          Learn more about Avian Influenza

 

 

 

"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" 

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 Say NO to Crested Ducks!                     Common Chicken Practices          Learn more about Avian Influenza

 

 

 

"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" 

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Thread Starter 

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. This is a great site, I'm so gload I found BYC!

 

It's stopped raining so here's a few pics of "Rosey" & "Rocky" in their chicken yard.

I just had to move my camper a little foreward & installed some 6' chain link gates between my garage & 7' wood fence. Their coop was made from recycled materials & has hardware cloth for protection. I've burried some wire around the outside also, to discurage digging under. I have a hanging feeder & water'er.

The 3 eggs in a row are Rosey's & the single is Rockies!

Thanks again, I've learned so much here!

 

Rocky

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Rosey

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Welcome to BYC. Nice pics and coop.


     Most people have no clue...Forewarned is Forearmed

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     Most people have no clue...Forewarned is Forearmed

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LL

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Lucky to have an awesome wife.  Father to three boys.  As for animals...rabbits, chickens and goats, oh my!
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Lucky to have an awesome wife.  Father to three boys.  As for animals...rabbits, chickens and goats, oh my!
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frow.gif & welcome-byc.gif from Alabama. Glad you joined us. 

9/28/2013 RIP Verity. . . You'll always be in our hearts.

 

Check out my Blog: The Country Chick                          And be sure to check out our soap shop on Etsy, here.

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9/28/2013 RIP Verity. . . You'll always be in our hearts.

 

Check out my Blog: The Country Chick                          And be sure to check out our soap shop on Etsy, here.

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Thread Starter 

Thanks, having chickens has been a lot of fun, so far.

It was easy to make a chicken yard, by hanging two pre-made 6' chain link gates. This gives them a 12'x18' outdoor yard.

I have a 7' fence all around my house & soon I will be free rangeing them in my entire yard.

Here's a couple more pic's of their coop, inside & out.

Thanks so much

 

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Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan frow.gif

 

Great coop

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



My Chickens
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