Hello from central Florida.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MetallicBlue, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. MetallicBlue

    MetallicBlue Out Of The Brooder

    70
    1
    33
    Jan 20, 2013
    Hi, I am two weeks into my first 15 chickens (leghorns). They are the most entertaining thing I've ever seen. I'm really suprised how my family took to them. My husband and I are just putting the finishing touches on their coup and run. They will have a coup and fenced in run. I'd love to free range, but my husky can not be trusted. Because of him I've had to put a 4 ft fence around my vegetable garden. It seems carrots won't sprout if there is an 80lb dog butt on top of them. Anyway, I've spent over 3 years researching this and am really happy with how it's going so far. We are now out on 3 acres and the amount of freedom, peace, piece of mind and happiness cannot be measured. We just finished building our house on April 20 we got our certificate of occupancy. The girls have their spot ready and I can't wait to see how it all pans out.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,515
    472
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,621
    66
    188
    Jan 16, 2012
    Ohio
    My Coop
    [​IMG] from Highland County Ohio and God Bless!!! Have fun with your chicken adventure!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    65,186
    13,227
    786
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. Husky prey drive is generally way too strong to trust them around chickens. If he tries to get to them, installing an electric fence/wire will dissuade him and other predators. Enjoy your flock. Leghorns are my favorites.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,839
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Howdy from Kansas, MetallicBlue, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Happy that you have found such peace and that chickens are a part of that enjoyment. Good luck to you!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    33,753
    697
    428
    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!!
    [​IMG]
    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  7. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

    845
    18
    131
    Mar 1, 2011
    Ohio
    Warm welcome from Ohio!
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    17,489
    88
    351
    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     
  9. cyndiloowho

    cyndiloowho Chillin' With My Peeps

    289
    2
    108
    Apr 5, 2012
    Ut
    Sounds like you have a little peace of heaven [​IMG]
    I have a dog that thinks my garden gate is there just for hurdling practice [​IMG] I can relate. Hope that fence does the trick!
    WElCOME from Utah!
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    36,128
    7,870
    646
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by