Austin, Tx, buying new house, have to learn to live off the land.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by johnsonbirds, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. johnsonbirds

    johnsonbirds New Egg

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    we move at the end of Feb. Have a ways to go, obviously we need to educate ourselves before we get started. Off to a new adventure for ourselves and 6 grandkids. Hope to meet some new friends on the way as well.
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    [​IMG] from TN. You eill love this site, its very educational. [​IMG]
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    You're going to LOVE Austin! (except for July and August) I lived there most of my adult life and am still calling it home..... sigh, wish I was there.....[​IMG]

    Which area of Austin?

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  4. FrChuckW

    FrChuckW Father to all, Dad to none

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    Quote:[​IMG] You will not only find a wealth of information on this site, but also the sister sites, BackYardCows and SelfSufficient. Explore the different forums, ask questions, feel free to post questions or answers. Good Luck to you and the grandkids, and again Welcome!
     
  5. tackyrama

    tackyrama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! You will find kindred spirits here with lots of helpful info for you. Chickens are a good start to living off the land. They are relativley inexpensive to get started with and do not require a lot of space unless you are going to free range them. The poo is great garden fertilizer as I'm sure you realize. Anyway welcome aboard! Check out my coop I built with lumber I made myself with nothing but a chainsaw with a attachment and used materials. It's bigger than most of the coops you will see here but it seems like anything you build is never big enough.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=14471-coop-layout
     
  6. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hello from PA!
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Hi welcome to BYC, you'll love it here!
     
  9. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. There are a lot of BYC members in Austin and the central Texas area.

    If you are looking for some ideas for coops. Come to the Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour on April 11.
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Dang, wish that had been around when I was around. My old coop on Redd St. in South Austin is sitting empty. Can't be moved either, bedded in concrete.
    Anyway, the tour looks like great fun and a real winner! Best of luck, what a great idea!

    "South Austin- We're all here cause we're not all there." [​IMG]
     

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