Blessings from Delhi, Cincinnati, Ohio

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BrotherGary, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. BrotherGary

    BrotherGary In the Brooder

    Sep 28, 2014
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Hello everyone, This will be our 1st time raising chickens. On July 31st we picked up our 9 Golden Comets and then I started planning on how to build our chicken coop. I learned about BYC via searches on the Internet whenever I had questions that needed to be answered. We wanted to raise chickens for the fresh eggs, since we are 100% NON-GMO fanatics and plan to only feed our chickens Organic feed. We live on a small plot in a residential area, so I didn't have a whole lot of room to build a chicken coop. This is what I started with:


    The boxer you see is BooBoo. She will be 2 years old next month. We also have 2 male cats, Tiny & Bootsy.
    Here is my completed coop & run, which I am very proud of my achievement. It turned out quite well so far. [​IMG]
    I utilized the area under the small back porch to use as the actual coop. I figure it will be warm in the winter & cool in the summer. We plan to get 3 ducks and at least 3 more chicks in late February or early March whenever the ducks become available from the hatchery..

    Here are some photos showing the living quarters. The chicks spent their 1st night in their new home on September 26th. Later, I decided to add temporary chicken wire between the left door and the nests, so I can open the door in the mornings and the chickens will still have to use their ladder to get down to the lower level and visa-versa.

    I'll eventually post all of my photos in an album, from start to finish, as time allows.

    Have a blessed day.
  2. N F C

    N F C whaz sup?

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! We have 3 Red Stars (another name for your Comets) in our mixed flock and they lay the biggest dark brown eggs of all our girls.

    The very first dog we had when I was a little girl was a boxer named Boots. She was such a wonderful dog and so good to the 3 of us little kids. We used to lay our heads on her for a pillow while watching tv, lol. Thanks for reminding me!
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  3. horselover101

    horselover101 In the Brooder

    Sep 30, 2014
    Great job on building your coop in looks fantastic! I wish I would have built something like that! Does your your dog act fine around the chickens, I was just wondering?[​IMG]
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Wow! Beautiful digs you have there for your birds!! Nice flock too!!

    Enjoy all your adventures with your birds and welcome to our flock!
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  5. BrotherGary

    BrotherGary In the Brooder

    Sep 28, 2014
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Thanks NorthFLChick, Actually, my very 1st dog was a boxer also. Her name was Lady. I remember coming home from kindergarten everyday, I'd run to my room and take a nap, using Lady's belly as my pillow. [​IMG]

    Thanks horselover101, BooBoo treats the chicks as if she is their mother hen. LOL She doesn't like any of them to get separated from the rest of the flock. She is very good with them.
    Even from Day 1 when we first introduced her to the chicks, she was absolutely fantastic with them.
    Check out this video:
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  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]

    You built a beautiful coop!
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  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
    1 person likes this.
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!

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