greetings from the Cascade mountains of Washington state

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by primaldiva, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. primaldiva

    primaldiva In the Brooder

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    Hi all, in 2015 I sold my house and car in Philadelphia, bought a truck and travel trailer and traveled West until I finally bought a house in Leavenworth, WA, in the Cascade mountains in 2016. The first thing I did was get a flock of chickens, but haven't gotten around to building a run for them yet, so the flock in all it's various members have been free-ranging now for 2 years (half of them are 2, half of them are 8 month old)

    Flock is a mix of silver-laced and gold-laced wyandottes, americaunas, an australorp, 2 polish, and 1 I have not identified yet. I should post a pic of her and let you all tell me what she is!

    Other hobbies include mountain biking, road cycling, weightlifting, xc skiing, and I am currently the Founder of a biotech company which I am trying to get off the ground, which means at some point in the near future I will be splitting my time between rural Plain and the Puget Sound area. I will need a chicken run then, as all of my neighbors have lost chickens due to coyote, cougars, raccoons, birds of prey, bears, etc, but mine have been pretty safe due to my dog and the fact that I am around all the time. When that changes I am going to have to lock them up a bit more.

    Looking forward to learning from your wisdom. Thanks, andrea
     
  2. cassie123

    cassie123 Crowing

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    Hi, Welcome to Backyard Chickens!
     
  3. LlamaGirl4

    LlamaGirl4 Crowing

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    Hi Andrea! :welcome
     
  4. meetthebubus

    meetthebubus Crowing

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    Wow what a cool carefree experience, welcome to byc!
     
  5. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Chicken Tender

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    Welcome to BYC! Just a word of advice, don't use chicken wire for the run, predators will rip through it. Welded wire is much safer.
     
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi Andrea and welcome to our community
     
  7. puffypoo

    puffypoo Like Machine

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    Welcome to BYC! We hope you learn lots and have fun! :frow
     
  8. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello Andrea and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Good luck with your new business.
     
  9. PouleChick

    PouleChick Crowing

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    Bonjour :frowand welcome from France! Sounds like you have some very cool hobbies! Good luck with your start up!
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  10. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome!
     

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