Barton Run Lodge - Wax, Kentucky!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BartonRunLodge, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. BartonRunLodge

    BartonRunLodge New Egg

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    Hi-
    My name is Bill Phelps and I am considering my first coop in the spring. I hope to learn about how many birds I should have and what type. So far I am leaning towards the Golden Comets. I plan to build/buy the coop this winter and get everything in place for spring. I am planning a B&B when I retire (4 years, 28 days) and want to get the egg production going early.
    I have a unique location as I live on a narrow pennisula of land at Nolin Lake. Great views and fairly safe from large preditors (although I do have raccoons & owls).
    One concern is how my dogs will adjust to the chickens. My older lab won't be an issue. I saw her one day with a Guinea Hen perched on her and picking at her fur. The younger lab may take some training.

    That's it for now.
    Bill
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2012
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] A B&B serving fresh, home grown eggs for breakfast, sounds great! [​IMG]And your place sounds very nice! I love lakes...
    Did you check out the Coops section here for ideas yet? A suggestion I'll make there is to use hardware cloth for the raccoons. Those things will get in anywhere! But the members here say the hardware cloth is great for keeping them out of your coop. In the Breeds section you'll find all the common breeds listed and you can narrow down your search by picking requirements such as good egg layers, cold hardy, non-broody etc. Very handy! Leghorns I know are fantastic egg layers, but they are not the friendliest creatures (mine doesn't like me [​IMG] But they lay well! LOL)
    I can't give you advice for the dog training as I don't have one and haven't trained one around chickens yet, but I think you'll find some good tips in this thread:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/708681/ideas-on-training-my-dog-to-leave-the-birds-alone

    Have fun and keep us posted!
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  4. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi and welcome to the flock
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Bill, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our flock! I X2 all the advice of sumi! Good luck to you!
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. BartonRunLodge

    BartonRunLodge New Egg

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    Thank you for the warm welcome!
     
  10. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...so glad you joined
     

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