Hello from FL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Daolin, May 6, 2011.

  1. Daolin

    Daolin Out Of The Brooder

    May 6, 2011
    St. Augustine, FL
    Hi there, new guy starting out and love the BYC website and all the helpful info I find on the message board here. You all are so nice, I'm glad to find this place.

    Anyways, I'm building a coop tomorrow and we will be purchasing our first chicks sometime in the near future. Doing a lot of reading and hopefully I'll be here often.

    My plans are to build a 4'x4'x4' Coop, hardi side it and build a 4'x8'run. I live near the woods so most of the time I hope to have the chicks free in the yard a lot of the time.

    There's the basics.
  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from another Floridian!

    I wish I had thought to build the coop BEFORE I got my chicks. [​IMG] I guess I work better under pressure.

    Just make sure to predator proof your run and coop and avoid using chicken wire ( terrible stuff). You will have to use caution freeranging as well because we have a lot of hawks here that just love chicken dinners. I wish I had known that before I let my birds out. [​IMG]

    Don't forget to ask questions as needed and post pics when you get your new babies. [​IMG]
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome to the chicken addiction.

    Have fun planning for your chickens

    [​IMG] Now sally forth and post! [​IMG]

    Imp- Who is this Sally Forth? [​IMG]
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama.
  5. broodytood

    broodytood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2011
    Swampville, Wa!
    Sounds like you addiction is going very well! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana!!! [​IMG]
  7. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  8. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine
  9. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us.
  10. Daolin

    Daolin Out Of The Brooder

    May 6, 2011
    St. Augustine, FL
    Quote:Hi and thanks! I am a bit worried about the hawks and owls, will they attack when I'm in the yard? Or even on the other side of my house?

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