Hello from San Diego

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

  1. OneTenthAcreAndAChicken

    OneTenthAcreAndAChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    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,
    -Beth
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. ckfrm

    ckfrm New Egg

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

    emptynester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from S.C. [​IMG]
     
  5. OneTenthAcreAndAChicken

    OneTenthAcreAndAChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    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.


    -Beth
     
  6. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI from Ga.

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    WELCOME ABOARD. [​IMG]
     
  7. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! So glad to have you with us!
     
  8. featheredfashions

    featheredfashions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome From Florida!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     

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