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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Marrrum, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. Marrrum

    Marrrum Just Hatched

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    Hello,

    My name is Marlom. I am new to this site and raising a backyard flock of four. I also raise rabbits. These along with my two dogs and my fiance make up our family. We are located in the Salt Lake Valley of Utah.

    So far I have found this website infinitely useful. Lots of great people on here! I am gonna post a few pictures of my birds and set up so you may see what it looks like if you please. I am open to constructive [​IMG]
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    and we are always looking to improve.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, Marlom :)
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello Marlom, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! My mom was out in SLC in September for doTERRA's global convention. She loves it out there. Anyways, just wanted to say welcome to BYC, I hope you enjoy it here as much as I have!
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello, Marlom and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and for sharing your pics.

    Best wishes
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you have roosts for the birds, and nest boxes? I can't seem to find any in the photos. I would imagine they are getting around okay but the steep ramp may cause some to crash into the wire at the bottom. The latches are easy for predators to open. I'm guessing Utah has it's share of extreme weather - if they have to stay cooped during those times, they will feel very crowded. Crowded chickens act out by pecking, feather plucking, bullying and sometimes much worse.

    I'm sorry to be so critical but, I would be remiss if I didn't bring this up.
     
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  9. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Thanks for joining us!
     
  10. Marrrum

    Marrrum Just Hatched

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    Thank you for all the warm welcomes. I appreciate all the feedback. @drumstick diva, yes there are roosts and nest boxes. I'll upload some more detailed pics. I did notice the latches were flimsy so I'll keep an eye out for better ones. Any suggestions? My girls get daily yard time. I was thinking of giving them the option of coming out during winter, if they choose not to, at least I provided the time time.

    @CuzChickens, yes Utah has hosted those before.
     

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