Hello from Sunny Australia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tangles88, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. tangles88

    tangles88 New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    Sep 1, 2014
    Perth, Australia
    Hi all.
    Our world to chickens started at the beginning of 2014. We have 2 black australorpes, one splash australorp, Rhode Island Red and a Japanese bantam.

    I made a coop for them under the kids cubby house. I have sectioned off our vegetable patch for their run. I section parts off so they can forage between growings - they have been great weeders and tillers. I also put down some lawn, fruit trees and a pond in a section for them to roam in.
    I managed to build a auto chook door which is powered by 12v battery hooked up to a solar panel on top of the shed.
    The kids love the chooks and they have been a great project.
    They even assisted with my fitness and weight loss. I do not have to feel guilty about throwing out leftovers from the kids as it goes to the chooks.
    I have included some pictures below. Not sure how to upload video of the auto chook door.
    This forum has been a great resource for us. Sorry for the long post.
    One BA has gone broody so we put some fertilised eggs for her. I have some questions which I will post in another forum.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    32,017
    4,691
    581
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

    Very nice flock and area for them! They look like they are very happy in their home.

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
     
  3. CHICKLOVER69

    CHICKLOVER69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    150
    5
    58
    Jul 13, 2014
    Sulphur, Louisiana
    Welcome and hello. I got my chicks in the mail in July and just put them in their coop/run last week. Love watching them scratching and digging for worms. If one finds a worm, the chase is on. The all run over to it and try and take it away. Me and the wife are having a ball. I have 2 Black Australorps, 2 Rhode Island Reds , 3 Barred Rock, and 2 Light Brown Leghorns. Ordered white Leghorns but didnt hatch so they called me and offered other choices. Went with the Light Brown Leghorn for no particular reason. We are happy with what we have
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,147
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    G'day, and welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Great pictures. Thanks for posting. You have a beautiful flock. Australorps are my favorite standard breed; extremely hardy, calm and gentle, and excellent layers of large, brown eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your chooks.
     
  5. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    649
    40
    98
    Aug 23, 2014
    arkansas
    hello and welcome,you have a beautiful flock[​IMG]
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    28,339
    4,263
    516
    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Wow! Lovely flock!!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,463
    10,171
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    G'day mate you have a nice group of breeds. We have a large Australian community on BYC. If you ever wonder what they are up to you can drop in at "Australia, six states and one funny little island."

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    36,684
    4,699
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Pretty flock. Good luck with the hatch!
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,605
    1,314
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,569
    1,158
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Good luck with your birds!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by