Getting a running start/newbee

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicken cooper, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. chicken cooper

    chicken cooper Out Of The Brooder

    37
    0
    32
    Sep 25, 2009
    I am trying to get a good start on raising chicks.I bought an Amish 4x6 coop,cleared an area of land that was 100 ft from house(as required),buying a dog kennel for a run which i will cover with hardware cloth(lots of predetors on my property) the peeps will come this Spring. I have been reading BYC and am using all advice i can.I still have questions tho.I am 73 and have always wanted chicks but live in berbs and significant other also said no.I guess i am old enough now:lol:[​IMG] I am only going to have 5 or 6.
     
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    [​IMG] Congrats on the chicks!!!!
     
  3. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,833
    21
    181
    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    It sounds to me like you have a good start. Just keep reading till your chicks get there. [​IMG]

    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. Lil_Chickadee

    Lil_Chickadee Chillin' With My Peeps

    430
    1
    121
    Feb 11, 2009
    WV
    [​IMG] Welcome
     
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    8,427
    15
    263
    Aug 3, 2009
    [​IMG] from Texas!
     
  6. bigchickenman

    bigchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

    226
    0
    109
    Aug 4, 2009
    Miamisburg,Ohio
    Welcome to BYC from Ohio.
     
  7. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    Florida
    [​IMG]
     
  8. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    [​IMG] from NY! Good start! I love those Amish coops-they're beautiful and sooo well built. Just a thought, but you might want to hit up the library and check out some books on chicken keeping. You've got a lot of time until spring, it'll keep you occupied and thinking of chickies!! lol [​IMG] Good luck and God bless!
     
  9. chicken cooper

    chicken cooper Out Of The Brooder

    37
    0
    32
    Sep 25, 2009
    I am from Ohio and it has been too cloudy to get a good pic. I have a few?'s about the vent and pearch in new coop. Always something:)
     
  10. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by