Hello from Florida!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Wendi-N-Jay, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Wendi-N-Jay

    Wendi-N-Jay Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my 2nd flock. We moved about 5 months ago and had no choice but leave chickens behind. (It was best for chickens since we didn't have coop at new home and new owners were excited about chickens...not to mention daughter lives down street and was a vet with her own flock) About 5 weeks ago I was finally able to get a new flock. Picked up 24 babies. First week was sad when I lost 7 little ones. The place I bought them did give me new ones, which none died. I did lose a bigger one a couple weeks later, but now have 23 happy chickens. We have been real busy building them a coop and have it built enough and secure to live in new home. Still have some work to do, but mostly cosmetic stuff!! Looking forward to "chicken conversations!" [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

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    What a nice looking coop ! Any chance you're going to post
    more pictures of it? What size is it?

    Conversation is no problem here. Dey is some plumb windy
    folks that hang out here. Just jump in and welcome aboard.
     
  3. sroy

    sroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What an ADORABLE coop!! I'd love to see more pictures of it too. I'm from Florida too. Welcome to BYC!!
     
  4. Wendi-N-Jay

    Wendi-N-Jay Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much!! Sure, I can post more pictures. The coop area as 12x8, I have a storage area that is 4x8 and the run is about 140 sq ft, L shaped. Once they are laying we plan to let them free range, but wanted to keep them safe and secure while little so hawks don't get them.
     
  5. Wendi-N-Jay

    Wendi-N-Jay Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much!! I will post more pics. I am very excited on how it turned out! The front porch is an added bonus! :)
     
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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Wendy-N-Jay, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Glad you are having a second go round with chickens!
    Should you want to converse with some fellow FL poultry folks, locate your state thread in the link below and say howdy: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
     
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  7. Wendi-N-Jay

    Wendi-N-Jay Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are a few more pictures. Definitely a work in progress, but it keeps getting bigger and bigger! Lol! My husband decided he didn't want to NEED to add on when I get more, because he knows I will! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  8. sroy

    sroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the front porch!
     
  9. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

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    I think I like everything about that coop. I can sure see me hanging
    out on the front porch.

    "Em, where's my rocking chair?"
     
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  10. Wendi-N-Jay

    Wendi-N-Jay Out Of The Brooder

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    Rocking chairs are definitely in the plan!! [​IMG] And to avoid the monster mesquites, we plan to screen in front porch too! Lol! I may never go home!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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