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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by charalzo, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. charalzo

    charalzo New Egg

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    First time chicken owner here, built a coop and run in my back yard. Only took about 4 times as long and 3 times more expensive than I originally thought. Which I'm assuming is pretty standard. Here's a couple pictures of it and my 4 black austra lorpes. I have since purchased and hung a 5 gal bucket with chicken nipples in it as well as hung my feeder(so don't worry I got rid of that small cesspool of water I had before). Hope the pictures worked! Very excited to be apart of this community that I've been getting advice from for months before joining.
     
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  2. latedawns82

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    Hey I'm new too! My father just two days ago brought home 3 chicks and currently I'm searching for a coop design and my neighbor who currently has chickens is going to help me out with better fixings for them as he is making his coop fully automatic, which by that I'm not totally sure what he means but I'm here! Hello!!
     
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  3. Urban Flock

    Urban Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC. Thanks for sharing your pictures. You have a great setup and great looking birds. Best wishes on your new adventure with chicks.
     
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  4. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC!
     
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Nice area you have for your birds!! Love the tree in the run. Makes for a very natural environment.

    Make yourself at home here and we do welcome you to our flock!
     
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  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Pretty little flock!
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Thanks for sharing the pics. Black Australorps are my favorite standard breed. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds), and they are incredibly hardy, calm and gentle (my children and granddaughter made lap pets of them), and excellent layers of large, brown eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your BAs.
     
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] So glad you joined us. Beautiful coop. Love the tree, but do make sure there is protection to prevent predators from using the tree to get into the run/coop.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  10. Urban Flock

    Urban Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a great point. We had some friends loose their chickens at night in their run/coop area. It took them a while to figure out what happened. The Raccoon climbed across the top of the run to the tree that was in the center of the run. Pulled the chicken wire off the tree where it had been attached, climbed down the tree, and, well.........it was sad. Predators will find the weak spot.
     

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