Finally got my Flock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sccoterny, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. sccoterny

    sccoterny Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive been reading along on this site for any info that i had questions on before making the plunge. I have a cabin on my property and built a coop, hutches, perch over the last few weeks. I added 100 sq ft run and finally today i made it to my buddies farm auction and loaded up. I purchased 10 IPA Browns, 4 Plymoth Rocks, and two old leghorns to save them from someones dinner table for $1.00 each.
    The older gals have seemed to take control of the flock and they seem to be adjusting, 2 of the browns are a little agressive but have simmered and as the sun went down they all retired to the coop. One even left me a brown egg.
    Fed and watered i think this day was successful, I work at a feed mill so the scratch feed and layer mash will be flowing.
    Thanks to all for the helpful information in which i used as reference to get this project off the ground.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Congratulations on your new flock, and Welcome to Backyard chickens. Glad you joined us [​IMG]
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Pleased to have you in our community! Sounds like you are off to a great start. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask. Best wishes! :)
     
  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, and welcome! Good luck with your new flock!
     
  5. QueenMisha

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    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens!! I hope you enjoy it and the camaraderie here and everybody that goes nuts over chickens (me being one of them....) Have fun! And ask questions! Check out our learning center! It has loads of helpful info!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
     
  7. BlueJuniper

    BlueJuniper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its great to have you! Your flock sounds wonderful and I hope you are enjoying them!! hope you find BYC as helpful as I do.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. Cynthia12

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  10. sccoterny

    sccoterny Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcomes.
    This morning at 5am I tossed some scratch feed in the run. Everyone came out looking rested and began their day. The coops a little messy so ill clean that tonight. Im using pine shavings on the coop floor. Seemed to work pretty good. I think the gals look pretty comfortable. I named to two giant old leghorns Rose and Gert.
     

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