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Engineer-gone-cluck

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dulahdaglace, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. dulahdaglace

    dulahdaglace New Egg

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    I'm a mommy of 5 boys, and a full-time engineer. I recently started becoming more interested in gardening/health and what goes better with a garden than chickens? I view my future flock as my compost manufacturing plant with an added benefit of eggs. As an engineer, I tend to over-analyze things... and overestimate my abilities :) I haven't started yet, but my plan is to build a chicken tractor with a tiny flock and start manufacturing :)
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, we're happy to have you I'm sure that you will find this site very helpful.
     
  3. birds4kids

    birds4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might I suggest doing as this engineer did and build one small tractor knowing you will build a second, no matter how many you build you will always want to make adjustments, but by making one small tractor to later use as a intermediate step between brooder and flock integration or as segregation coop you can also gain experience and make a lot of adjustments to the second. Still wont ever be perfect but will be a lot closer than the first and like I said this gives you a small intermediate one for grow out and segregation when needed or just a backup incase of damage to the primary.
     
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  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Birds4kids has made some good suggestions. Don't worry about overestimating your abilities as most of the time your chickens will be forgiving of your mistakes (and they can't tell anyone else [​IMG]). You may wish to check out your state thread and meet other BYC members local to you.

    All the best with the coop build and i hope you share some pics!

    CT
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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