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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eudyptes, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. eudyptes

    eudyptes Hatching

    Aug 15, 2010
    Bloomington, IN

    Stumbled across y'all this afternoon. My wife and I recently purchased a 33 acre farm (22 of which is wooded). My first chickens are on their way the week of 28 August, a batch of straight-run heavies from Murray McMurray. I am in the process (nearly done, I think) of converting two horse stalls to a chicken coop, and I will be ordering the electric netting to surround their pasture yet this evening.

    My plan is to freeze some birds (just over half) and overwinter the rest to start laying in spring. We'll see how it goes.

    I spent much of last summer helping out at a free range egg and broiler farm here in south-central Indiana to learn the ropes. After helping to care for 700 layers, 1000 broilers and 600 turkeys, I'm thinking my 25 will be a snap! (Heh.)

    Anyway, I'll be around, asking stupid questions. I'll post some photos of the chicken abode when I get it done.

  2. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

    Jun 20, 2010
    [​IMG] from Oklahoma!!!
  3. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Greetings from Tucson, AZ and [​IMG] WOW, talk about jumping in! I'll bet that was great experience last summer. Nothing like hands on experience. Congratulations on the new farm.
  4. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    [​IMG] from Maine [​IMG]
  5. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    [​IMG] From Western Washington State.

    I agree this shouldn't be hard for you at all.
  6. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

    Jan 29, 2007

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