Hello from Schwenksville, PA

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  1. chickendancers4

    chickendancers4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! We are Jenn & Jeff from Schwenksville PA. We are brand new to chicken keeping. We have a moderate amount of land. Last year we put in a large garden with a variety of crops. My husband has talked about having chickens in the past, and I kept saying NO. I'm not sure why I changed my mind, but we are getting ready to purchase our first batch of chicks. I talked to a co-worker who has raised chickens, and she gave me a few pointers on breeds. We have decided to start with Barred Rocks. My husband is constructing the coop and I'm getting the brooding area ready. The plan is to keep the coop it in the garden area which is enclosed by deer fence. We will also have an enclosed "run" area. Since we will be out in the garden quite a bit... Is it OK to allow the girls out to run in the garden? Also do the "Nite Guard" sensors work? I know we will have many questions in the weeks to come. I am thrilled that I found BYC we have learned so much already. This site is WONDERFUL!! Thank You!
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]from the chicken coop! Glad you could join us!
     
  3. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

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    So glad you joined!! Before you know it you will be addicted. It was also my husbands idea to get chickens and I was like "whatever" it will be cool to have fresh eggs, now we have over 20!!! Good luck with your new flock! Oh and.....

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  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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

    Your chickens will LOVE your garden. They will also wreak havoc upon it, so if you want garden and chickens both, you will have to keep them separate. good luck!
     
  5. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. cassidy22

    cassidy22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I used to live near there when I was in high school! :)
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Stan the Man says welcome to the flock!


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  8. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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