Hello from Maine

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bretsk2500, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. bretsk2500

    bretsk2500 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 6, 2014
    Hi, My name is Bret,

    My wife and I are quite new to chickens. We got them because we have a large family (6) with a large appetite for eggs :D We live in a classic 1865 New England farmhouse that has been in my family it's entire existence. My wife found a healthy flock of 8 birds on craigslist that desperately needed to be rehomed. According to my dad (who has an Ag degree from Michigan State); we have 1 buff orpington, 1 barred rock, 2 rhode island reds, and 4 new hampshire reds. The buff and barred are 2years old, and the rest are 8 months according to their previous owners. The birds also were well handled and don't peck people and will stay calm when you pick them up.

    Our girl's coop I converted out of 2 of the cow stalls in our barn's tie-up. they've got a 10X12 area, 5 nest boxes, and a couple roosts at different heights. They don't have a run yet.. that will have to wait until the ground thaws.

    I've been reading this site quite a bit recently doing research... My dad has been helpful, but is much more of a dairyman. Our family chicken expert, my grandfather (and previous owner of my home) passed on 2 1/2 years ago. In fact, I am using some of his "chicken stuff" that I found in my barn :D.

    I grew up on a dairy farm, and my wife and I have a substantial garden every year. We've found ourselves with a desire to reduce our dependence on the supermarket, and have been steadily moving in that direction.
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
  3. You have a very good selection of breeds for some nice eggs. Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] From Southern California!
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Good luck in all your ventures in life and enjoy BYC!
  5. coyzstze

    coyzstze Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 29, 2014
    Haslett, MI
    Hello and Welcome!
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright Bert, [​IMG] great to have you in the flock [​IMG]
  9. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2013

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