Hello from FL

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

  1. Daolin

    Daolin Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    [​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

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    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]
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  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
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  5. broodytood

    broodytood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    [​IMG] from Indiana!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  8. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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  9. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Daolin Out Of The Brooder

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    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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