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Hello from California :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TeenaMarie, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. TeenaMarie

    TeenaMarie New Egg

    Mar 18, 2015
    Merced County, California
    Hello everyone, my name is Teena and I am so excited to be here. I am very new to the chicken innkeeper family but cannot wait to begin. A friend of mine told me about BYC and I have been reading through everyone's posts and taking a peek here and there at some of y'all's coops and runs for about a month now, getting ideas of how I would like mine to look. I am happy to say I have started building my very first chicken coop & run this past weekend (using wood from my grandfathers barn that fell) so it is also a sentimental structure for me, and it's turning out quite well I think. Although I am still not sure on the breed I would like to house, I know I would love some nice egg-laying hens. I live on a lovely 200 acre ranch that is about an hour drive from any "town setting" so some fresh eggs would be great to go along with my vegetable garden. Its very peaceful here, but I am concerned about the wildlife such as coyotes, owls, hawks, raccoon's, etc. However, with the help of reading through some of the forums, I believe I have the predator part taken care of [​IMG] My coop and run together measures 10 x 20 and stands 8 feet tall at its highest point going downward (lean-to style roof) to 6 ft. I will take a picture of it to post once it is complete :) Sadly, my chickens will not be able to free-range due to my dogs (all 8 of them) but I am hoping the coop/run will be nice enough for a healthy living style. I am kind of stuck has far as the roofing for the run and coop though.... I had planned on using tin for my roofing, but was told this may be too hot for them over the summer months and not allow enough warmth during the winter... Any ideas or opinions from anyone on this would be greatly appreciated. Meanwhile, I am so glad to be part of BYC and just wanted to say hello y'all !!! [​IMG]
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
  3. ASilkieNest

    ASilkieNest Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2015
  4. TeenaMarie

    TeenaMarie New Egg

    Mar 18, 2015
    Merced County, California
    Thank you so very much :) I'm so excited to be here.
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!
  6. TeenaMarie

    TeenaMarie New Egg

    Mar 18, 2015
    Merced County, California
    My coop so far :) Again, any suggestions or ideas are more than welcome... I am a novice here, but ready to learn!! Whats y'all's thoughts??? <3
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    1 person likes this.
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Nice pics!

    Great to meet you!
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the flock. From the photos, I would say you know your way around carpentry. Keep the photos coming.

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