Essentially a new member!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ImportTheBest, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. ImportTheBest

    ImportTheBest Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2012
    Lex, KY

    I've been without chickens and off BYC (except to swoon over all the chickens and coops from time to time) for a few years. That's about to change as our new home is in a subdivision without an HOA, and there are technically no city ordinances against chickens so long as they are in an enclosure, don't roam free, and aren't dyed.... so I can have a few ladies! Woohoo! [​IMG]

    We now have a silly, stubborn, little dachshund x blue heeler (little but very strong) that will need to be trained to at least not bark at them when she's outside. I don't expect to ever be able to free-range them around her. I just want to train her well enough (with help from a trainer) to not bark at the "targets" and possibly drop things she has in her mouth, just in case! Don't worry, the coop and run will be 100% Daphne-proof. [​IMG]

    I'm driving myself crazy trying to decide on which style coop and run to build, which chicken breeds to purchase, and even whether or not to buy chicks or started pullets!

    Last time around we purchased day old chicks from My Pet Chicken, but since then we have moved even further away and the minimum is really a chicken or two more than I should probably have, for the sake of the space and the neighbors. There are some 5 mth olds ready locally but I don't have a coop or run yet. And I'm nervous to risk getting roos or zero choice in breed at TSC in the spring.

    Why yes, I am totally over thinking this, so good of you to notice. This is what happens when you spend years dreaming of having your ladies back and then overwhelm yourself trying to make it perfect! Haha! [​IMG]

    Anyhoo, I'm so glad to be back and I can't wait to have my ladies again!
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome back![​IMG]

    I think I'm going to be in the same indecisive boat next year as you are now, lol. I had to give up my flock this spring when we moved cross-country and am already trying to figure out what I want to do & get.

    Anticipation is half the fun, so go ahead and daydream a bit. Get your coop and run set up and then go for it!
  3. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic Premium Member

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    Welcome back! [​IMG]
  4. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to the wonderful world of Backyard Chickens! I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome Back, we saved a spot on the roost for you. [​IMG]
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and welcome back to BYC! Great to have you in our community!
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  9. ImportTheBest

    ImportTheBest Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2012
    Lex, KY
    Thanks so much everyone! I've been out measuring 2 spots in my yard this morning trying to choose where to put the coop and run. Option 1 close to neighbors but prime easy access and I can see them all day long
    Option 2 has shade for summer and further from neighbors but I won't see them unless we are in the backyard. I'm leaning towards option one (naughty me) and just make the shed style coop as sound absorbing/containing as possible...

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