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Hello From Kentucky

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kohair, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. kohair

    kohair New Egg

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    Hello everyone! I've lived on a small family farm my entire life and have raised cattle, horses and lots of tobacco. My wife recently convinced me that we needed our own coop with chickens. So with the help of my brother -in- law and BYC I started with 12 chicks in my laundry room. I'm now down to 9 but they seem to be doing well at 3 wks. I'm currently working on the coop and I hope to have it ready before they get feathered out. I currently have 3 Golden Laced Wyandottes, 2 Columbian Rocks, 1 Black Breasted Red Phoenix, 1 Easter Egger and 2 Cuckoo Marans. I tried to get a mix to see what I like and because its fun. This is a great site and I hope to one day be able to contribute to the vast wealth of knowledge that is on this site. Until that day comes I'll keep reading and learning.

    Thanks,
    Keith O'Hair
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Keith

    Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on your chicks :celebrate That's a lovely mix you have there and a great way of getting to know what you will like by getting a good mix. Good luck with your coop build, I hope it all goes to plan. Have you checked out the coop section? Lots of great ideas that will help you I'm sure. Here is the link ~https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    Wishing you and your wife the very best of luck with your chicken adventures in the future. Be sure to ask any questions that you may have, everyone here to help you along the way.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Hello Keith, [​IMG] so glad you decide to join us.

    So sorry about the losses and hope the others will continue to fare well.

    Get that coop ready, they will outgrow the brooder so, so soon.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Keith. I always think it's a good idea to try out a few different breeds. Then you can decide what you like best and get more, and rehome others that do not work out.
     
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi Keith and welcome to BYC - great to have you join us. I'm glad to read that BYC has been helpful, and i hope that you get even more out of BYC now that you are a member!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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