Hello from Hyde Park, UT

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cackleberrychooks, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. cackleberrychooks

    cackleberrychooks New Egg

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    Hi. I am new to this. I have been raising chickens for about 3 years now. I have 11 hens, 4 of them are about 2 months old and I call them my "teenage" chickens. This summer I recently added to the original coop which

    was about 4 X 4 feet. Now I have 2 coops under one roof. I added about 6 feet more and have 2 layers of wire between the youngins and the older girls!

    I have 2 grown wyandottees, one golden and one silver-laced, 2 black sex-link, 2 rhode island reds, and one buff orpington and I lost one of my buff orpintons to some kind of predator. Since that I have sturdy coop doors and locks

    and a light which turns on when any movement is detected at night. It is solar powered. I stumbled upon this website by accident when looking for some kind of solar heating lamp. I'm trying to get away from

    having to use fossil fuels and the expense of electricity. I have the heat lamps, not just for he chicks to start with, but also to give them more light in the wintertime and keep their water from freezing! Oh, forget to

    say that my four new girls (2months old) are 2 silver-laced wyandottes and 2 barred plymouth rocks.
     
  2. Nmarine1057

    Nmarine1057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG] from Mississippi We have silkies, welsummers, reds, and golden laced cohins, I'm sure I'll break down soon and get some buffs I love the color!! We are currently learning to keep our coop warm for the winter as well, and I love your motion detection light I want one now!!
     
  3. cackleberrychooks

    cackleberrychooks New Egg

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    I bought it from Harbor Freight for about $20 and saw essentially the same thing in a magazine by Dr. Leonard or Carol ?? for much higher.
    It makes it a whole lot easier to shut the coops up at night as well because I don't have to take the flashlight out with me - my movement
    keeps the light on for me to check to make sure the girls are all accounted for and okay and then to shut the doors and latch them up for the
    night!
     
  4. Nmarine1057

    Nmarine1057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to have to get one I also have a baby monitor so I can hear if they are getting attacked at night if they are making allot of racket at night then I know something is up!
     
  5. MRBIRD

    MRBIRD Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome and have fun..[​IMG]
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    [​IMG] from Kansas! We are glad you joined us on BYC!! [​IMG]
     
  7. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]. Glad you are here! [​IMG]
     

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