Hello from San Diego

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OneTenthAcreAndAChicken, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. OneTenthAcreAndAChicken

    OneTenthAcreAndAChicken In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2011
    San Diego
    Hi Everybody,

    First of all I want to say a big Thanks! to this group for all the info I got as I was getting ready for our chickens. I built the coop myself and got lots of ideas from "The Feather Factory" ,
    "Whichita 'Cabin Coop'" , and "Chichen Paradise". Someday, I might set up a page here to show the build. Until then, you can get a good idea of it at my site NorthParkHomestead if you're interested. There are also pictures of the chickens and the feeder and waterer I made.

    This is the first time I've kept chickens, but my grandparents had a farm and so I had some introduction to them when I was a kid. My mom - who couldn't wait to get off the farm - can't believe that I would actually choose to keep these birds around [​IMG]

    We have 4 chickens. We got them when they were about 2 weeks old in the middle of May. We were planning to get three, but after we picked them out, the guy at the feed store said, "We're having a buy-three-get-one-free sale. Do you want one more?" Well, how could we say no... So we have one Star (named Aurora - after Sleeping Beauty), one Rhode Island Red (named Goldie -'cause she was when she was little) and 2 Barred Rocks (one named Patsy - I won't go into all the details here - just think of common chick issues and rearrange the letters a bit, and the 2nd one named Beverly - just because).

    As you might guess from the user name I chose, we have a tiny little urban lot. I'm called to the spirit of farming, but we're very connected to our current place. So, I try to do what I can here. We do a lot of gardening and have lots of fruit trees. I just learned that the chickens are quite fond of figs. Well, better them than the squirrels.

    I look forward to learning more and sharing the little bits of wisdom I pick up along the way.

    Good to be here,
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011
  2. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. ckfrm

    ckfrm Hatching

    Aug 2, 2011
    [​IMG] Welcome from MO, need to build a new coop, can't wait to see your pics!
  4. emptynester

    emptynester Songster

    Mar 23, 2011
    Beaufort, SC
    Hello from S.C. [​IMG]
  5. OneTenthAcreAndAChicken

    OneTenthAcreAndAChicken In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2011
    San Diego
    Quote:Thanks for the welcome. I actually have quite a few pictures of the build on my site link above. From the very early stages of digging out a trench to bury some fencing through the framing, roofing, skinning and final touches. Pretty much of a step-by-step, although it doesn't have much story to go with it. I should probably fill it in a bit, but in the meantime, I more than happy to discuss it.

  6. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Songster

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    HI from Ga.


  7. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! So glad to have you with us!
  8. featheredfashions

    featheredfashions Songster

    Aug 31, 2011
    Welcome From Florida!!! [​IMG]
  9. jtbrown

    jtbrown Songster

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.

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