Hello From Coastal Maine!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BlueDove, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. BlueDove

    BlueDove New Egg

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    Hi all! So happy to have found such a great site!!

    I have been without birds for the last 14 years. "Back in the day" before divorce and selling my little farm, I was a 4H chicken Mom and Leader. We had several varieties, especially my favorite Silkies. We also had pigeons, waterfowl and turkeys. I have missed them soooo much!

    I am finally at a place in my life where I can get back into my chickens, albeit on a MUCH smaller scale. My birds always had their own portion of my horse/goat barn, as well as a 10x12ft walk-in chicken coop for the more delicately feathered gang. There were many large fenced in pens and safe free range for their enjoyment.

    That being said, it is much harder to plan my new coop, run, and which variety, (varieties??) to get, as I will be very limited on space, compared to what I was used to. I have greatly enjoyed looking at the coop pics and reading folks opinions of what worked, and what they would do differently. Hubby (a new improved model :) is a great carpenter, but he is very busy with work and school until fall, I so I have been looking at the "pre-fab" coops in small-medium sizes or tractor style arrangements. Can anyone recommend a company? Our Maine winters can be really windy, snowy and cold, even here on the coast, plus I need to have a secure coop for predator protection.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. Orpy Lady

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    Hello and welcome to the chicken world once again, glad you are back and you know you will enjoy this lovely site. Thanks for joining us - Sandy

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  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  5. PamelaTX

    PamelaTX Out Of The Brooder

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    Howdy from Texas. Glad you've joined BYC!! [​IMG]
     
  6. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC. Glad you joined!
     
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! So glad you joined us!
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So nice to have you join. You should check out the coop section as a way to get started. :thumbsup
     
  9. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Southwest Ohio....Good luck with everything
     
  10. Pretty Poultry

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    Welcome from Iowa! I'm looking for a used coop. BYC is a great site and extremely helpful. Newby from Iowa.[​IMG]
     

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