Hello All!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lenora, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. lenora

    lenora New Egg

    Apr 4, 2009
    Hi Everyone,
    This forum is wonderful. I've been checking it out for a few days and really enjoy learning from everyone.

    I don't have any chickens yet but looking forward to it this spring. I have an old chicken coop that I am trying to get into shape so I can have chickens. The building is mostly set but I want to build a nice run and get all the equipment ready and cleaned. I've been studying up using this forum and getting ideas. I found the forum using Google--and glad I did!

    My husband and I have two small children (23 months and 4 months), 3 cats, a dog and a parrot. We plan to add to the insanity this spring and get a half dozen hens. We're not sure what breeds yet--we're looking for egg layers.

    We live in Connecticut so the winters can get cold so I'm looking into how to prepare the coop for that. I'm also looking at ideas on how to build a sturdy, spacious run. We have lots of wildlife so it needs to keep them safe too.

    Thank you for a great forum and I look forward to chatting and learning from you!
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2009
  2. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Welcome to the world of chickens![​IMG] This is a great forum, hope you like it here!
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Hi Lenora, [​IMG] from South Carolina!

    You'll have great fun- I like to say we bought a coop with a house attached, because after I saw I saw the coop I told DH "this is the place for us".
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  5. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wecome to our forum. This incredible group of people will give you a lot of great advice... on chickens and coops.

    Since I also live up north, you could look at my site and at the bottom see what my husband built for our coop. We don't have any trouble during the day if we're around, but at dusk and evening or if we're not home for an extended period of time, our chickens are all locked in snug as a bug. Our only losses have been to hawks... and that's a hard one to stop.

    If you can have a rooster he will at least alert the gals to trouble and get them hidden from the birds of prey. He will also guide them. Hens do like to have a roo around.

    All the best. It's so much fun! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. Indychick

    Indychick Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 10, 2009

    Hi from Indiana - so glad to have you!
  7. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    [​IMG] Welcome from Iowa! [​IMG]
    Keep reading, you'll learn so much here at BYC!
  8. elliemay0305

    elliemay0305 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    [​IMG] from TN![​IMG]
  9. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    Welcome from Indiana... [​IMG]
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA

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