Hello from the Rocky Mountain Region!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Savy, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Savy

    Savy Out Of The Brooder

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    Greetings and salutations! My name is Savy. I have worked on a couple of farms with chickens in the past. I just adopted three Brown Bovan chickens from Grants Family Farms which was an organic farm that went bankrupt. The chickens are being housed in my friend's coop for the time being. I just got a free coop off of Craigs list and was donated some materials to build a run. I was considering using the fencing I have to put up a perimeter of at least 4 ft high surrounding the coop so that I can bring the chickens home, then I would cover the run with chicken wire later. Any advice on that topic would be greatly appreciated! We also have a buckeye tree in the backyard and were a little worried because we've heard the nuts can be toxic.

    I found out about this site from my friends Holly and Cory who just got their first chickens last spring. I am pretty well obsessed with homesteading and hope to have a full blown farm of my own some day. [​IMG]
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. theoldchick

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Savy, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! If you chickens are unattended in the run, the only advice I have is about the fencing - around the perimeter of the run I would not use chicken wire. It will not stand up to a determined predator and certain predators (raccoons) will reach right through the holes, hook a chicken, and eat it right through the wire. Run hardware cloth around the perimeter at least 18" high - you might even bury it a few inches to keep digging critters. I wish you all the best!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Good luck with your birds/
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from Ohio!
     
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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  9. willowbranchfarm

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!! Glad you joined.
     
  10. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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