Hello From MIssissippi

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by blake2727, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. blake2727

    blake2727 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2012
    My wife and I just bought 10 chicks a week ago tomorrow. We were both raised with cattle and horses but this will be our first time dealing with chickens. We mainly bought them for our daughter and for egg production. I know 5 of them are production reds that I bought at TSC. The other 5 my wife bought from the FFA at the school system where she works. The five that she bought are black with a little bit of white. I don't know the breed so I will post some pics soon to see if anyone can identify them. I was hoping for all hens to start with but now after reading a good bit on here I am kind of hoping I have a rooster in the bunch. They will probably always be confined as we live on a farm in the middle of nowhere and dogs, coyotes, bobcats, coons, hawks and anything else that you can think of will be an issue. I am working on the coop now and hope to have it finished by saturday. I am building a 10'x10' run with a 10'x6' hen house. I poured a 8' deep concrete footing around the whole thing hoping to keeping digging preditors out and am also running two strands of electric fence around the outside. The run will be covered sides and top with chicken wire so hopefully preditors will have a hard time getting in. Now my only debate it to put a floor in the hen house or to leave it with a dirt floor. I have rambled a lot but I have learned a lot on here already and hope to continue to learn. Thanks for all of the good knowledge.
  2. 3LilBirds

    3LilBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi there & [​IMG] from Southern California! So glad you joined us! Post those pics soon, I'm sure someone can tell you what kind of chicks you've got. [​IMG]
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
  4. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC. I recommend you put a floor in the henhouse.
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  7. blake2727

    blake2727 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2012
    Thanks for the welcome. dawg53 thanks for the advice. I will probably put a floor in it, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't doing extra work for nothing.
  8. poultryman17

    poultryman17 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 24, 2012
    West Central Ilinois
    Welcom Aboad. [​IMG] This is a great site that will give you a ton of helpful information. Dont be shy. Ask away.
  9. PeuAPeu

    PeuAPeu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2012
    Hello from your neighbor in Alabama. So glad you joined us and I hope you and your family enjoy raising the chickens. [​IMG]
  10. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA

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