Hello from a mountain in NH

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rottlady, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. rottlady

    rottlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Joined recently. My first post in breeds is still in moderation.

    I am getting new chicks over the next couple weeks. (Picked up 2 three week olds last night). I have not had chickens in 30 years!

    When I was a lot younger I raised Zebra Finches (parent raised) and Button Quail (incubator hatched from my bird's eggs). I actually started raising Zebra finches when I was 14 years old. But by the 80's I had 100 birds +/- and a small in home bird supply shop where I would special order in birds people wanted

    Stopped raising birds when I moved into cold drafty houses, some without electricity. Got into purebred dog breeding, showing and trialing along with public dog training, dog rescue and managing boarding kennels and grooming.

    Come full circle it seems and back to birds (still have a couple dogs) and a drafty house

    So accumulating a few chicks and still need to build a coop to hold all of them plus be mobile- kind of a chicken tractor/coop combo.. Holy cow when did building materials get so expensive???!!! In the 90's I could have build this thing for $100-150 NOT now wow
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Lots of folks use repurposed materials - large appliance wooden crates (some stores will gladly have you take their empties), wooden pallets,
    dog run panels off craig's list, sometimes even free coops with chickens.

    You may want to check out the coops section, the type you are interested in are called chicken tractors. Some can be moved by hand, or big ones that can be towed behind a garden tractor.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome back to poultry! What breed(s) are you wanting to get?

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you join us. I hope you enjoy your feathered friend keeping renaissance.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  5. rottlady

    rottlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting Barnevelder and Crested Cream Legbars. I have 2- 3 week old Barnevelders now (see other thread in breed), the CCLB are hatching this weekend. I was going to get the Barnevelders from a place in NY that uses lines from eggs originally brought over by a Dutch man but they don't ship and meeting up with their daughters who live in New England is proving problematic so unsure about those littles at the moment
     
  6. rottlady

    rottlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome!
     
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  8. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hope all works out so you can get Barnevelders. Both those and the CCLB are on my "wish list", great birds!
     

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