Building the fortress: one homestead at a time

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SchultzWoodworking, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. SchultzWoodworking

    SchultzWoodworking Chirping

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    Hi everyone! Conrad from Freeland here... Mortician by trade & Army Veteran recently medically retired from my infrastructure job...too many surgeries...work hard/play hard!!!

    I’m incredibly new to this addictive thing you all call chicken raising...I know jack squat about this stuff even though I’ve been studying for 2 years, watching literally thousands of YouTube videos, and reading every article I could find on chickens (my family thinks I’m insane)...

    I ordered my girls (16)assorted brown laying (2) Easter eggers last week from Hoover’s Hatchery and they came right away... lost 1... grabbed 3 more from TSC to give me a solid 20...
    I believe I have Jersey Giants, RIR, Easter Eggers, Cinnamon Queen, Orpington, New Hampshire Red, Black Sex Link and a couple I can’t recognize yet...
    I enjoy doing things that bring something into my household ie., hunting, fishing, chickens, gardening, woodworking, cooking, freeze drying, canning, cleaning, it helps justify time & expenses while making me feel good about providing... also building the “coop fortress” ties into my Woodworking & military side...
    There’s a wife: JoAnne, 5 children (2 remaining at home) and Bentley aka Bensonburner a Boxer Mastiff mix who definitely thinks he’s a child of ours...
    I stumbled on BYC searching the web for different questions I had...

    I’ve built the “coop compound” off of my barn and will send photos soon in hopes that you all will critique & recommend what I’ve done right/wrong.

    Thanks,

    Conrad
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, it's very nice to meet you Conrad. Would love to see photos. I think you're gonna like it here. :yesss:
     
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  3. N F C

    N F C Champion

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    :welcome

    Hi Conrad, glad to have you here! Thank you for your service. I hope you enjoy raising the new flock!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Hello, Conrad, welcome to BYC - great introduction.
     
  5. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     
  6. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Conrad, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I'm looking forward to seeing your "Coop Compound".
     
  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Saint of the Sinners

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    Howdy Conrad :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  9. SchultzWoodworking

    SchultzWoodworking Chirping

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    Thank you...
     
  10. SchultzWoodworking

    SchultzWoodworking Chirping

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    Guessing: either feeding snacks to my lil chicks or clipping wings??? I don’t remember
    I’ve been studying black soldier fly, clipping wings & baby snacks recently
     

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