Hello I'm a newcomer from Maine

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chazster3, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. chazster3

    chazster3 Just Hatched

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    [​IMG] Hello Everyone,

    I'm new to BYC. We have 3 RI Reds and 12 Black Sex Links with another 10 varieties coming to our coop in May of 2013. I plan to keep expanding my flock here in Southern Maine as I am having no problem selling the eggs which pays for their food and lodging. My girlfriend and I have lived together here for 10 years but have only had chickens for 3 years now. We enjoy hiking, kayaking, and country living. We have 5 acres with a small trout pond and 2 Shiba Inus to keep us company. Recently we founded a non-profit organization to help protect rural landowners' rights like ourselves. If you are interested you can check it out at ruralme.org. I also maintain a facebook page at www.facebook.com/ruralinme.com. It seems that there are always folks from the city areas that want to take away our freedom here in the country for their gains.
    Next spring I will be constructing a new coop. I'm thinking that a 12 X 12 should be large enough for about 50 or so chickens. I like to allow them access to the outdoors so I will also make a large completely fenced in area for them to enjoy the outside. Racoons were a serious issue our first 2 years and we had to kill 3 of them that had gotten into our coop unfortunately [​IMG]. I worked hard to completely encapsulate the current coop and pen. After loosing 7 chickens and 3 racoons I was very motivated. We haven't had any more deaths since. I only let the chickens free range when I am outside with them.

    We welcome any suggestions on the construction of our new coop or on any other matter.

    Thank you, Chazster3 [​IMG]
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. chazster3

    chazster3 Just Hatched

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    Thank you redsoxs. Much appreciated [​IMG]
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from central Maine! Welcome to BYC! You've come to the right place for help and information. The people here are awesome and always willing to help.
     
  6. Maggiesdad

    Maggiesdad Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Lilytoes

    Lilytoes Out Of The Brooder

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    [SIZE]:thumbsup:yiipchick[/SIZE]Welcome to BYC ! You're going to love it here.
     
  8. joesmania

    joesmania Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC ! I like my freedoms .... all of them.

    So many laws being passed to protect us from ourselves !
     
  9. Keric

    Keric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI! I'm kinda new here, too. Also from Maine! Welcome :)
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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

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