Greeting to all from new member in Volcano California

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Volcanic Egger, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Volcanic Egger

    Volcanic Egger Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 5, 2013
    Volcano, CA
    Greetings. Been lurking for a few weeks because I've been pondering raising chickens again like I did when I was a kid. I also used to raise pigeons. After reading hours of posts from so many fine folks from all around the country, I got super excited and just today I bit the bullet and I purchased 17 chicks today from Meyers. And now I've joined my mentors club at Backyard Chickens. Now I'm really jazzed. I've been drawing up plans for a coop for weeks and finally came up with my own plan. So here I go. I have planned for an 8x8 foot coop and 128sqft of run space. I will use river sand for the run and coop floor. I also live on 5 acres and plan to free range them mostly inside one acre where I plan to grow most of the feed for them.

    Never heard of Volcano California? Most haven't but we're up highway 88 above the Jackson Rancheria Casino in a little town called Volcano. If any of you locals have heard of Daffodil Hill then you know pretty much where we are. About 40 miles from Kirkwood. So that's where my fun will begin.

    What kind of chicks you may ask?

    2 Easter Eggers
    2 Olive Eggers
    2 Cream Legbars hens and 1 Roo
    2 Lavender Orpingtons hens and 1 Roo
    2 Black Copper Marans
    2 Black Astralorps
    2 New Hampshire reds

    I ordered the smaller breeds two weeks in advance of the larger breeds to give the smaller birds first chance to claim the coop before the big girls grow up and try to get pushy. Well it's worth a try even though as I understand it, most of the chickens I selected are fairly docile and calm. Maybe not the Legbars but they should be fun. Yup. I'm going for the colorful Easter basket with a few good layers to keep us in plenty of eggs.

    Anyway I hope to chat and meet some of you as time goes by. Coop completion I plan for early May of 2014 and the first chicks should arrive in the second week of may. I already have a brooder.

    Cheers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] It sounds like you're going to have a nice flock.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2013
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    good idea getting the small breeds first so they can grow for awhile before the bigger ones come.
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! You are going to have a beautiful flock and a very colorful egg basket, spring will be here before you know it.
  5. texgardengal

    texgardengal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2013
    Hello! Welcome from Texas. I'm a new member as we'll. make sure you take pics of your coop. Can't wait to see it!!:)
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]Happy you joined us! And Merry Christmas!
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC.
  9. Volcanic Egger

    Volcanic Egger Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 5, 2013
    Volcano, CA
    Thank you for the kind welcomes. I can't wait until spring when I can get started on the coop.

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