Excited about my new coop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bottomtooth, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Bottomtooth

    Bottomtooth New Egg

    Jul 24, 2014

    My name is Jim and my girlfriend and I recently got an urban chicken coop for our backyard, so I am on this forum to get some tip and read about everyone's experiences and hopefully I can gain some wisdom and provide a clean and healthy habitat for my birds. We live in Des Moines Iowa where we can have up to 50 chickens an acre, but since we have a city lot we can have a maximum of 25 chickens. For now though we have 4 hens, 2 Australorps and 2 Rhode Island Reds. I, and Jeniece, look forward to gaining some knowledge and making some friends.

    By for now, excited to be here.
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Jim! Glad you decided to join our flock. A good place to start down the road to wisdom (at least where chickens are concerned) is BYC's Learning Center. If you have any questions, just post them on the forum and I'm sure you'll gets lots of replies. We are here to help in any way we can. You have some very good, hardy, layers. Black Australorps are my favorite standard breed; very hardy, calm and gentle, and the best layers of the standard, brown egg laying breeds. Good luck with your flock.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Had no idea Des Moines was so chicken friendly - lucky you. [​IMG] Welcome to the flock.
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome to BYC!

    That's great you can have so many birds, lots of room for growth (and trust me, chicken math will kick in at some point). BYC has a ton of information and a very helpful community so spend some time finding your way around and getting comfortable with this website (it's very user-friendly). One thing I use frequently is the Search right under the logo, amazing the things you can find out about anything you've ever wondered about!

    Enjoy your birds!
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] X2 on the Learning Center. You will find a lot of good info there. Enjoy the site!
  6. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Thanks for joining! Welcome to BYC.
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have a lovely flock! Definitely follow the link that Sumi provided to the learning center. Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry.

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  10. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright Jim, [​IMG]

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