Hello from Freeport, Pennsylvania!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jim-pav, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. jim-pav

    jim-pav Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone and Happy New Year! My New Year's resolution -- Add some black copper marans to my flock. [​IMG]

    I started my chicken project this past summer. I built an 8x8 chicken coup and am very proud of it. [​IMG] It has 3 windows in it, and a people door. It has the automatic chicken door opener and the nesting boxes protrude out the one side of it. It's painted butter yellow with cranberry trim with a matching cranberry metal roof. LOL I was worried about predation, so I put up a 20' by 10' metal chain link fence which is partially buried in the ground. The chain link covers the top as well. I have 15 chickens -- 10 cochin standards (buff, black, partridge), and 5 easter eggers. Two roosters total who get along nicely. I'm getting around 6-8 eggs per day. The neighbors and family get fresh eggs weekly.

    This is such a wonderful site to get information from. It helped me out ALOT!

    Besides the chickens, I have an outside cat Jake and a 120 gallon aquarium loaded with a mixture of tinfoil barbs, silver dollars, butterfly fish, etc.

    Enough of me.. I just thought it high time I became a registered user.

    Happy New Year everyone!

    Jim
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. CPW Chicks

    CPW Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome Jim, and Happy New Year. Sounds like you have a nice flock, good luck with it. We have had chickens for a year and are still learning new things on this site all the time; it is a wonderful source and community. [​IMG]
     
  5. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
     

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