Hello from Raleigh, North Carolina!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BaileyFarm, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. BaileyFarm

    BaileyFarm Out Of The Brooder

    This is my second year of chicken keeping. I started out with 24 chicks. 12 Rhode Island Reds and 6 White Brahmas and 6 mixed which turned out to be 2 white Leghorns, and 4 EasterEggers. I have lost 11 birds due to preditors and the weather. I still have 2 EasterEggers which I treasure. My customers love the green eggs! I am raising them for eggs. I just purchased 18 chicks which I am brooding in my bathtub in the house. I have 12 Buff Orpingtons and 6 White Lace Wyandots. I can already tell I have at least 2 cockrels. They will be eaten later. I have a 6X6 coop which I am expanding to a 6X12 next weekend. The chicks are 3 weeks old and jumping and trying to fly. I expect to walk into my bathroom one of these times and finds chick all over the floor! I will post some pictures soon!
     
  2. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, BaileyFarm, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Enjoy all those chickens and best of luck to you!
     
  4. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    A general rule for coop size is to provide 4 square feet of floor space per adult bird, so a 6x6 coop can hold up to 9 birds, while a 6x12 can handle 18. Never a bad idea to build bigger than you think you will need, as chickens seem to multiply in number once you start keeping them.
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  8. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. KBG204

    KBG204 Chillin' With My Peeps

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