Hello from the Philly Suburbs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PAChuck, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. PAChuck

    PAChuck Hatching

    Jun 7, 2010
    We are newbies in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Spent the month of May building our coop and moved the girls in a few days ago: 4 Rhode Island Reds and 2 Araucunas. They are about 8 weeks old. All has gone really well so far. I am happy that the stress of racing to complete the coop is over.

    We have a nesting pair of Red Tailed Hawks nearby, a family of Red Fox, and plenty of Raccoons so building a secure run was a top priority. We had our first attempt by sly Mr. Fox to test the coop on day three. He gave up. I'm sure we haven't seen the last of him.

    We purchased plans from TheGardenCoop.com I was pleased with the quality of the plans and when I needed some help from the seller, he was responsive and helpful. I'm not an experienced builder, but was able to follow the plans. I'd recommend them if you are looking for plans and would be happy to give further opinion if anyone wants.

    Now we are enjoying the show. The hens are a riot to watch. And if the price of eggs goes to about $20/dozen our coop "investment" will start to pay off in only about 2 years. ;-)

  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Welcome to the funny farm! I grew up in South Jersey. Going to Philly was considered a big deal. Folks down where I grew up still "Go to the City" to see specialists

    You'll like it here, bunches of great folks
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    [​IMG] and a Texas size: [​IMG]
  4. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    [​IMG] and [​IMG]. It is good that your coup is built so good, nasty predators. [​IMG] Yes they are so much fun to watch. When mine free range they will come running to me when I go outside it is so funny to watch them run. Enjoy the chicks and get more chicks. LOL.[​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    [​IMG] from SW Indiana :3
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
  7. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Ohio - Chickens 3yrs
  8. Chickaholic

    Chickaholic Songster

    Apr 21, 2010
    Snohomish, Wa
    [​IMG] from Washington!
  9. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    Welcome from Center City!
  10. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    [​IMG] from California![​IMG]

    Hubby was born and raised in PA.

    Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh he thinks the price of eggs IS $20. Gotta make him think he's actually saving money with my chcikens.[​IMG]

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