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another newbie saying 'hello'

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DallasDad, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. DallasDad

    DallasDad Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello from Dallas, TX. I've been lurking and learning for a couple of months now, enjoying your posts. We're smack in the middle of town, which in Dallas means "suburban." We're in the process of building a coop/run and we're planning to get our first pullets this weekend from Dan at Bageniece Farms via Northhaven Gardens. Not sure if we'll start with 3 or 5. I hear a lot about "chicken math" and even though we don't have any girls yet, I think I am beginning to understand... Anyway the coop/run is going to be a BIG a-frame, kind of like an oversized tractor that won't move around (much). Footprint is 8'x16'. I have it all framed out and just got most of the hardware cloth up tonight. I'm hoping to get the siding on the open-air coop portion in the next couple days after work. When I have enough posts, I'll post some photos. It is an unusual design, so I'll be curious to see how it actually works out! Thanks for sharing all of your stories and insights with us newbies. See you around...
     
  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello! [​IMG] from Australia. I just have to say... I've never been, but Dallas is one of the first places I'd visit if I were ever to go to the States. [​IMG]
    Looking forward to seeing pics of your coop! My coop is just a big metal shell... so I like seeing other people's designs. [​IMG]
    Hope you find everything you need on the forum. [​IMG]
     
  3. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, from Minnesota.
     
  4. Rosaleen

    Rosaleen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC forum....

    It sounds like you have everything under control. Have fun with your new flock!
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. DallasDad

    DallasDad Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome y'all!
    Ray, what on earth would inspire you to come to Dallas first on a trip to the States?! (I guess it really isn't a bad place, but the grass is always greener! [​IMG])
    I'll post photos when I can. It is a bit fancier than a simple shell, but then this is (sub)urban, and these are going to be yuppie chickens (there is just no getting around it)!
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG] from Waco, Tx
     
  9. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert!


    Warning: BYC can become seriously addicting!! [​IMG]
     
  10. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
    Sounds like your off to a go start! Enjoy!!!!
     

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