hello everyone

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Urbanchickenranchers, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Urbanchickenranchers

    Urbanchickenranchers In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2011
    Rochester, MN
    My wife and I have been thinking about raising chickens for the last six months. We finally took the step about 3 weeks ago when we bought 3 rhode island reds. We are in the process of building the coop and will post pics when I have reached the magic number of posts. So far I have only spent $6...it is great to have friends who have donated materials.

    We are from Rochester MN and only allowed 3 hens (no roosters). Our permitt was just approved and the whole family was excitied!

    One question...although I will do some searching...I have a leftover vent when our house was reroofed...will this be enough or should I have more vents? The coop will be insulated. Thanx everyone!

  2. epignosisjs

    epignosisjs Songster

    May 7, 2011
    Weeki Wachee, Florida
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Florida! Sorry, can't help with the ventilation question, but i'm sure someone will be able to help! You've probably already seen the coop forum in the main index, you can post your question there, too! Good luck!
  3. Welcome from the other coast. What fun you will have! We live in a very temperate climate so have lots of ventilation. You need someone in your area to answer your question but just one vent does not seem enough for your climate year-around. Best of luck and [​IMG]
  4. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join.
  5. Urbanchickenranchers

    Urbanchickenranchers In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2011
    Rochester, MN
    Thanx everyone for the warm welcome! Aside from raising 3 hens we also raise 4 boys ages 2 to 12. We have running joke now that my wife finally got her girls![​IMG]

    Cambriagardner (California) - is your avatar your coop? Wow very impressive. That is sort of the look we are going for!
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2011
  6. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

    Apr 22, 2011
    Gumboro, Delaware
    [​IMG] and enjoy your membership.

    I have been raising birds for some twenty years and just joined in May when I ran into BYC by accident [​IMG] .

    There is NOT a day that goes buy that I do not learn something from the folks here. As my Grandfather said back in the 50's "When a day goes by and you don't learn something you are dead".

    There is ALWAYS something...new coop ideas. new run ideas, a different way to incubate, different kinds of littler and food, and the best part is that there are more varied opinions that you can shake a stick at.

    Again WELCOME, and the BEST OF LUCK with your birds.
  7. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

    Apr 18, 2011
    Welsh, LA
    Welcome from Louisiana [​IMG]

  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  9. Urbanchickenranchers

    Urbanchickenranchers In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2011
    Rochester, MN
    Thx again everyone! Chickens are becoming a passion next to scenario-based paintball!
  10. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!

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