Greetings western New York!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ntink17, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. ntink17

    ntink17 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello to all! Thought I'd introduce myself a bit! I'm from western New York (about an hour east of Buffalo) and have been a zookeeper for 12 years. I quit the field this summer due to family demands & relocating back to my hometown (I have three boys, the oldest is 8 and youngest is 17 months). Now I'm missing animals like CRAZY! We just moved into my family's farmhouse, and I'm hoping I can get some chickens for the... kids...(okay okay me too)! Unfortunately the huge coop here blew down in a storm about a decade ago, so I'm doing some reading to look into a good coop I can afford to build and is predator safe. Oh, and I can deworm a chicken in the blink of an eye! That comes from working in a zoo with curator who is chicken crazy, and one of my jobs was to deworm them monthly. I took care of a lot of other animals too mainly medium-to-small sized mammals and a variety of birds.
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

    Have fun on your chicken adventure.

    Imp
     
  3. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC and the world of small-scale animal management!

    My BYC page points to some of my blog post that you might find informative or entertaining. I would suggest that you hit up Craigslist or similar for free building materials. My own coop is a recycling miracle with roots in my home. [​IMG]

    You can certainly build a coop for little cost and minimal effort. Its not like the chooks will know the difference. [​IMG] Be sure to check out the BYC coop page . If I had spent more time there with a ruler and graph paper, I would not have needed to correct so many mistakes with my first coop .
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! You sure had an interesting job! [​IMG] You're gonna love having chickens.
     
  6. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    always changing
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  7. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Oregon!
     
  8. lolmom

    lolmom Out Of The Brooder

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    just wanted to say "HI!!"

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  9. elieugene6

    elieugene6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi neighbor. I am about an hour northeast of buffalo on the shores of lake Ontario.
     
  10. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio
     

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