Another NH newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by turbokev, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. turbokev

    turbokev Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi folks~

    I'm Kev.. a forty something Dad of 2 small boys with a great wife, Kim.
    We've kicked around the idea of getting a few chickens for months now and took the plunge about 4 weeks ago..
    A local feed and supply place got in an order of chicks.. and later that day we had 8 of the little buggers peeping up a storm at our house.

    We got 2 black cochins, 2 buffingtons, 3 white brahmas and 1 salmon? (something spelled like that anyways)

    They spent week one in a plastic storage bin from WalMart, then I built them a 30" x 32" box using a washing machine tray as a base for easier cleaning.
    I even put a couple small roosts in and several of them have got that figured out..

    Here's what the box looks like~

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    and here's a group shot of our girls I took a few minutes ago~

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    I spent a couple days this week working on their permanent home.. I'm no carpenter and I'm just winging it as I go along using ideas from this site~

    I chopped down an overgrown apple tree and framed in a spot off the back of the garage~
    (I saved a couple nice branches to put in the run for them to climb on)

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    Look close in this picture and you can see some of the carpeting I had to pull up out of the ground..
    apparently the previous home owner layed out 4 rooms worth of carpet all around the garage and covered it with 2 inches of loom when he put new floors in the house 20 years ago..[​IMG]

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    The coop itself is 7.5 feet by 4 feet.. the whole thing with the screened in covered area will be 7.5 feet by 11.5 feet


    I'm glad I found this site.. I'm going to need lots of help along the way I'm sure!
     
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  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    [​IMG] Glad you found the site. That is a nice looking coop!
     
  3. Little chicken girl101

    Little chicken girl101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Indiana. Glad you joined us.
     
  4. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. Great job on the coop. They will love it. [​IMG]
     
  6. BrewedInNh

    BrewedInNh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from NH.
     
  7. HenPen

    HenPen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Goffstown!!


    Looks like things are coming along well....Good Job!!
     
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  8. turbokev

    turbokev Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone.. even some locals [​IMG]

    (I'm in Fremont.. a little town surrounded by Brentwood, Epping, Kingston, Danville, Raymond, Chester and Sandown.)


    I got some more done today and picked up the aluminum roofing tonight..

    I think I'll start a thread about the coop in the right place.. I have a bunch of build pictures~
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    [​IMG] and a Texas size: [​IMG]
     
  10. chicnfarmer

    chicnfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome
     

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