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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by photo chick, May 4, 2009.

  1. photo chick

    photo chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone,
    I'm "photo chick" from Essex, Vermont. I am totally new to chickens! My first little chicks (6 Buff Orpingtons) are arriving May 8th - eek! I'm both excited and nervous as heck!

    I am a proud mother of 3 kids (6,5 and 3). We also have a lab, a kitty and 2 goldfish. I am a portrait photographer (hence my member name) with a studio on our property.

    We have about 10 acres of land which mostly right now we use for mountain biking, fire wood and photography. I am really excited to get some chickens to add some character around here!

    I have no chicken coop yet and to tell you the truth, I'm very overwhelmed about the idea of making one. I have been on-line for weeks but still havn't found the perfect coop plan for freezing winters that we have here in the (almost) Great White North.

    We have about 10 acres of land which mostly right now we use for mountain biking, fire wood and photography. I am really excited to get some chickens to add some character around here!

    I look forward to learning from you all. [​IMG]
     
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  2. btrent94

    btrent94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    make sure you bring in plenty of pictures of your chicks, coop, brooder, and grown chickens ok and...

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  3. justonemorehatch

    justonemorehatch Out Of The Brooder

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    WELCOME FROM VA!! You're really going to enjoy it here. There are tons of great coop ideas and lots of northerners here to give you advice on winterizing them.
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    welocme aboard! I live even more North and it does get very cold-we used a kitchen cuboard set nailed to a wall outside fenced in-we used heating lights and heated water bowl-lots of bedding and they were warm and survived all winter...I have BO's too they are great--you don't need a super duper ouse for them-something temporary will do until you find the perfect coop design...goodo luck and welcome again! [​IMG]
     
  5. New adventure

    New adventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Colorado!! I re-designed my coop every time I used the Forum for months before I had everything I wanted in it. It might even be finished before my hens start laying - No, really, it might be done this week!
     
  6. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    [​IMG] from North Carolina![​IMG]
     
  7. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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  8. photo chick

    photo chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone [​IMG] I'm so pleased to have found such a great community of people. Everyone thinks my new chicken endeavors are crazy! You make me all feel just a little more normal!
     
  9. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    [​IMG] from TN
     
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida.
     

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