And Yet Another Newbie from Kaleefornia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 2Old2Crow, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. 2Old2Crow

    2Old2Crow Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2012
    Kaleefornia Foothills
    So I say 'Hey!'. Been surfing this sight in Moraco Mole stealth mode for a couple of months, and decided it was time to man up!!

    Wifey and I went out and picked up 1 week olds last week. 5 Lavender Orpingtons and 3 Splash Red Laced Wyandotes. This is the gang at 1 week old.


    I think, after looking at the photo, someone's supposed to yell, "WOOT!"

    We had been surfing all the Coops, and I decided what I wanted to build based on a couple of 3 examples on BYC. Of course, never having built a coop or raised chickens before, I decided to make several 'I have a better idea' modifications because, after all, I know better than ya'll. Right??

    We've been in drought mode this summer, so I took my time. Went out and bought some concrete, hardware cloth, screws, nails,lumber and stain and started to paint the boards, when all of a sudden the skys opened up. Now it's been raining for 4 days, and it plans on raining at least 4 more. Don't get me wrong, I like the rain, but no one on BYC told me how fast these little critters grow!! You gotta be kidding me,,,,,I almost have enuff feathers to make a pillow!! I already built a second brooder 'cause it was obvious the mortar tub they were in was not gonna suffice for very long.

    Looks like Tuesday before I can get going, so I'll just spend the weekend watching NASCAR (Which I would have done anyway, but the rain is a good excuse). I plan on thinning the 'Herd' as soon as the cackles turn to cock-a-dooble-doos, but in the mean time they're gonna need a predator-proof home. I can get this thing 90% done in a week if Mother Nature co-operates, Then I can take my time with the finish work. I guess we'll just wait and see.

    Anywhoose, here I am and thanx in advance for the help this website offers.

  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    Welcome from Louisiana! [​IMG]
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Woot! And even [​IMG]

    Welcome from another foothills dweller!

    I'm home from work today because I fell HARD yesterday and hurt like the dickens. Thank you, rain, mud, and concrete steps.

    I've been doing some chicken-in-the-rain watching. The ducks and geese are in heaven, of course, but they don't ever look water-logged. The chickens, on the other hand, must not care how they look. They're happily scratching for worms and bugs. I want to dry them all off, but it's enough to dry off the danged CAT which goes outside JUST TO GET WET so I will towel him dry when he comes back inside.

    So you got straight run chicks? They're awfully cute. Yup, they grow incredibly fast. Hope to see you post around in the forums!
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Congrats on your chicks and good luck [​IMG]
  7. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2012
    North East, Maryland
    Please don't make a pillow. [​IMG]

    LOL Greetings from Maryland and welcome to BYC!!
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  9. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2012
    SW Ohio
    Hello and welcome from Ohio....glad you joined
  10. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC Brian!

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