Hello from North Georgia!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TD Dawgs, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. TD Dawgs

    TD Dawgs New Egg

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    Hey everyone,

    I am new to BYC, both ways! My wife and I, along with our two young sons, started a small flock this past May. The original flock had two french copper marans, two dominiques, and two black australorps. I asked for pullets but ended up with a straight run. No matter since I really think the Dominique roo is the best looking, even though the maran is flat out striking with its color scheme! I gave the Australorps to my father-in-law since he lost a rooster and a few hens due to a coyote. Recently, they were also taken by the coyote. [​IMG] I have added to my flock by buying local chickens on craigslist. I added two more copper maran hens and two RIR. I also picked up a few smaller pullets (ameracauna, maran, and one unknown breed) from a local farmer.My father-in-law gifted us a chicken coop for which he no longer had any use, and I built a nice-sized run for my flock and recently expanded it. It has been work, but I am used to that and enjoy it. It is fun watching the chickens interact with each other. I am working on letting them free range in my back yard (1/2 acre fescue lawn, seldomly mowed below 6"[​IMG]) and hardwoods on the perimeter, but we have a few roaming dogs from neighbors in the area (I live in a rural area). I know there are always dangers to the flock so I just want them to have their best shot at survivial and to be happy!
    I have enjoyed perusing the forum here and the resources are top notch! I hope to contribute as I become a little more knowledgeable in this endeavor! See y'all around!!

    Josh
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Josh, and [​IMG]! Pleased to have you in our community! Good luck to you and your flock!
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
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  6. ehale1991

    ehale1991 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome from Western Arkansas! Happy you joined us!
     
  7. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site Josh! I'm glad you have joined us on BYC :)
     
  8. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. TD Dawgs

    TD Dawgs New Egg

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    Thanks everyone!
    Dawg53, GO DAWGS!
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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