Hello From Carrollton Va.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RouttyChicks, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. RouttyChicks

    RouttyChicks In the Brooder

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    I recently moved to the county and for a long time have wanted BYC's. I am still in the research/study phase and will begin building the coop this winter and get chicks in the fall. Figured i'd start with two RIR's or Plymouth Rocks. My one main concern is that my backyard is well landscaped and i am concerned about them destroying my landscaping. I will be on here frequently trying to absorb all the information i can and occassionally asking silly questions.

    My other hobbies include Purple Martins and tinkering with my Mustang.

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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    In your post you said you were getting chicks in fall, did you mean spring?
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Chickens can do a job on landscaping - the more birds you have and the more confined to the garden areas they are, the more damage they do. there are several things you can do to protect garden areas, such as small fences to keep them out, and laying fencing flat and allowing the plants to grow through it to discourage scratching.
     
  4. RouttyChicks

    RouttyChicks In the Brooder

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    Opps - yep i sure did. That's what i get for not proof reading. Or as i tell my students - that's why i teach Math and not English. Spelling, writing and grammar are not my specialities.
     

  5. RouttyChicks

    RouttyChicks In the Brooder

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    Ah, good idea. May find out i have to go with the little picket fence around the bed areas.
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
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  8. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

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    Welcome to the site and best of luck!
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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