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Hello from the Upper Left Edge

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Izzywinz, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Izzywinz

    Izzywinz In the Brooder

    Jan 16, 2014
    Hello to all, from Coastal Oregon, at the end of the Lewis and Clark trail.

    I'm new to chickens, starting May 2013. We bought 6 chicks from the feed store and they lived in a huge aquarium on the couch for a month, until we figured out what to do with them next. A month later my husband brought home 2 more "gift" chicks, along with 4 turkey poults that were supposed to be released to populate the wild when age-appropriate, but turned out to be double-breasted waddlers who follow us everywhere and come running and warbling to greet the UPS man.

    I thought that getting 6 chicks, we might end up with 3 or 4, more than we would need. But they all thrived, and with the added 2 now it seems like just right....... until the need for more sets in.

    They entertain and amuse us no end, and give presents every day - far more than we can use. All winter so far! No added light. We share them with friends.

    There were 2 each Buff Orp, Barred Rock, Production Red, and the last little 2, Rhode Island Red. Now there's only 1 Buff - - - Coyote breakfast :'( after her first illicit night out on a hidden nest.

    We live on rural property with 2 dogs (Collie & Cockapoo) one remaining elderly llama, 3 horses I inherited from my daughter, and 3 colonies of feral cats: the llama has his own cats, and one of the cat-groups lost its mother early so they are the kind of feral cats that follow us everywhere, stare in the windows, and climb up my husband's pantleg.

    Our little henhouse - only, now I am calling it our *starter* henhouse - is a cedar storybook playhouse from Costco, reinforced with a cement floor and hardware cloth. It opens onto a large wire-covered yard, which also houses a chicken tractor we got for the newer chicks but they never used. It is the preferred location for laying. In spite of the large yard, they always want out to roam.

    I hope for a larger poultry house in the coming year, with walk-in stand-up clearance, room for more feathered friends, and storage. Also high on my wishlist is a covered part to the play yard, we have so many very rainy and windy days here.

    Cheers to all, glad to be in good chicken company.

  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! Great intro :)
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy your poultry adventures!
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us!
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your chicken projects!

  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and hello from the mid right edge.
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