Hello from Cleveland, OH

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by citykitty, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. citykitty

    citykitty Songster

    Apr 4, 2018
    Cleveland, OH
    Hi everyone, thanks for the add!

    I'm going to start raising chickens (laying hens) for the first time in my backyard. We're in a suburb of Cleveland OH. The plan is to start out with a small coop and four hens. I'm in the middle of researching breeds. I think I found my coop, I just need to figure out how to modify the run to make it bigger. It has to be enclosed because we have hawks, owls, foxes, coyotes, raccoons, and possum in our yard. If you have feathers, fins, or fur you're ok in my book. Two legged humans are suspect :plbb

    We have five cats (Nobukitty, Peepers, Happycat, Spooky Tooth, and Lulubelle), and our Betta fish, Fernando. No kids. We love gardening, hiking, national parks, and microbreweries.

    Thanks in advance for what I'm sure will be a zillion questions:ya
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  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
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  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  4. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013
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  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    :welcomeChickens are such a fun and rewarding hobby, but do be warned, they are addictive :gig. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
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  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Love your user name. Chickens can be just as happy (and much healthier) in an enclosed run
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  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under citykitty :frowWelcome! Very exciting! :clap

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining. These two in particular may be of assistance:
    Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Chickens
    Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock when they arrive and/or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    You may also be interested in these links:
  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  10. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens glad you joined us
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