Greetings From North Central Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by slick4591, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. slick4591

    slick4591 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought I'd come out of lurking status and join the crowd. Most people just call me Slick and leave the numbers off just because I like a more informal atmosphere. [​IMG] I'm 57 and retired from law enforcement after putting in almost 30 years. I got a little crazy after my retirement and bought a restaurant and I've been in the food service biz since I retired. I've decided that my last gig is this Saturday, which will throw me into full retirement.

    My wife and I have just started raising chickens for the eggs and it looks like I'm going to enjoy messing with them and will enlarge the project. Now, we have eight barred rocks and eight Ameraucanas. We'll be looking to fill our first coop with four more of another breed.

    I've noticed that everyone seems to enjoy posting PICS their coops and most everyone enjoys looking at them, so I'll do the same. I took my time and tried to implement everything of convenience into my coop. It's 8' x 10' with a 10' x 30' yard. We're using shaving on the floor, but have been thinking about sand


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    Then there's my main project raising Piedmontese cattle. This is Bryson our pride and joy herd bull.
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    The girls.
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  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Very nice setup. Go with sand, you wont be disappointed.
     
  3. cityslickers

    cityslickers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

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    [​IMG] from Pennsylvania! Nice coop!
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Hello Slick and welcome to BYC! Thanks for sharing your pictures. Your coop looks real nice. I like your cattle too. [​IMG]
     
  6. slick4591

    slick4591 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the greetings and compliments! Yeah, it seems that a lot of folks like the sand option, so when all the shavings have been used I'll probably be making the switch.
     
  7. alabamayardbird

    alabamayardbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from alabamayardbird
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     
  9. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from North Texas. I'm a bit of a wanderer between DFW and Texoma.
    You've got a nice set-up there! [​IMG]
     
  10. txreddirtgirl

    txreddirtgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Hello from Decatur, Texas and....[​IMG] How are you liking Mother Nature's recent hot flash? [​IMG]
     

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