Hello from Indiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OEF5, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. OEF5

    OEF5 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 22, 2016
    Hello all, the wife joined (Serenashome) a bit before I did and I've already started posting so I did this a little backwards.

    However, I thought I'd go ahead and let everyone know what OEF5 means, since I get questions about it. Operation Enduring Freedom, fifth rotation of troops into Afghanistan.

    I've been using this screen name since I got back, so if you've seen a Playstation user name of OEF5, that's me, if you've been on Indiana Gun Owners Forum, OEF5 is still me lol

    So yes we have a bit of property in central Indiana, I'm a beekeeper as well (three years of that and still learning and trying to keep bees alive) we have a large raised bed garden that's 744 sq ft of planting space, but total with walkways about 2100 sq ft. We are building a chicken moat around it for the birds and to keep rabbits out.

    We have a 40 x 60 pole barn that we are going to use 10' x 8' corner as our coop eventually with an automatic door so they can always be safe inside at night and have roughly 500 sq ft of run around the garden. We are starting with 4 chickens, so technically they will be free range!

    My avatar is a picture of the wife an I in DC at the World War II memorial on the US Army "End Tyranny" bench. So we are patriots and "homesteaders" that both work full time, raised three young women, one who just joined the Army, One in College, one a single mom who I am sure you will see future pics of our Grandson within our posts of chickens and coop.

    I have enjoyed reading about chickens from a lot of you and even gotten some awesome advice since we don't know anything about raising chickens!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and thanks for your service. Best of luck with your homestead, projects, and family.
  3. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

    Apr 20, 2007
    Welcome to Byc and it's always nice to see a fellow hoosier. If you have any questions about raising chicks feel free to ask. This is a great group of people.
  4. EmSteele

    EmSteele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2013
    Southern Indiana
    Hi! Check out the thread Indiana BYCers Here. It's pretty active!
    Thank you for your service!
  5. Digz

    Digz Just Hatched

    Mar 1, 2016
    Thank you for your service first and foremost.
    Also I just joined up here and noticed you were from Indiana also so I thought I would stop in and say hello. So hello...
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you join us.

    All the best
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you sincerely, for your years in service [​IMG]

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