Chickens at the community garden

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EBroadOutreach, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. EBroadOutreach

    EBroadOutreach New Egg

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    Hi, folks.

    We've personally had a couple of hens a couple times in our backyard near downtown Dallas.
    Now we run an "outreach center" and new Presbyterian Church development in Mansfield, TX, on the border of Grand Prairie, TX.

    It has an organic community garden, food pantry, back-to-work clothes closet, free library and more run out of a modest farmhouse on the edge of a booming suburb. We respect ALL and welcome ALL people. We believe in peacemaking with people and planet.

    This summer we've added five chickens in what we trust is a coyote and raccoon-proof run with a little coop and nesting boxes.
    2-Barred Rock
    2-Ameraucana
    1-Red

    Still have much to learn. My wife, Pat, knows a lot more than me and two kids too. We love teaching kids at the outreach center and church about respecting nature.

    I found y'all by random search. Love it and know I can't start reading more now, because of work needs. I know it is an incredibly friendly, helpful and addictive environment!

    Peace,
    Shane (and Pat)
     
  2. Milkapple

    Milkapple Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like you and your wife do alot of good things and are very busy folks...I too am new and this site is such a resource to come across isn't it....Welcome x
     
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  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. EBroadOutreach

    EBroadOutreach New Egg

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    Thanks, folks!
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    No problem! Good luck!
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us!
     

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