Greetings from Kansas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rlkern, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. rlkern

    rlkern In the Brooder

    Dec 2, 2010

    My husband and I are new to the world of chickens although we've had our little group (8 hens and a very proud rooster who was a surprise) since March of this year, now heading into our first winter. When we bought our property 5 years ago, it came with a small barn that had a built-in chicken coop and even had a nice size run built as well. All we had to do was clean it, fix some of the fencing on the run and add the doors. We also added aviary netting over the top of the run to keep the hawks and owls out. The fence is for the coyotes! It was hard to let that chicken coop go to waste and not use it for what it was intended for....

    The rooster is a Buff Orpington (called Trouble or Mr T for short). The girls are as follows: 1 buff orpington (Buffy), 1 plymouth barred rock (Stripes), 2 black sex-links (Blackie and Brownie), 2 black australorps (Austra and Nasty Girl) and 2 Americaunas (Big Girl and Baby Girl). What a hoot they all are!!

    I've read some great tips and advice from this website and thought it might behoove me to join up. So here I am.

    Toto sends his greetings!

    RL Kern:cool:
    Baldwin City, KS
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

    You came to the right place

  4. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  6. ck_dunham

    ck_dunham Chirping

    Nov 19, 2010
    Ottawa, KS
    Quote:RL Kern,

    Were just south of you in Ottawa, we also got our first birds in march. Baldwin is a really great small town I'm a volunteer from the L.O.H. Fire department just outside Ottawa and we do allot of work for the Maple Leaf Festival there in Baldwin every year.
    Were also new to BYC but welcome to the fun!

  7. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Songster

    Mar 28, 2010
    Rogers, Mn.
    Welcome, from Minnesota.
  8. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] to you & Toto
  9. rlkern

    rlkern In the Brooder

    Dec 2, 2010
    Thanks everyone for the welcome! I'm looking forward to all the knowledge I'll probably glean from the members.



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