Hello & many thanks from Calilfornia~

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ailin, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Ailin

    Ailin Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 9, 2011
    Hello everyone at byc! I just found your site about 2 weeks ago and I can't thank this site and you guys enough. I had no clue where to start, what I need, coop or even breeds until 2 weeks ago. There is so much information here. Without this site, I don't know if I would've had the courage to go through with actually purchasing a coop and hens.

    So thanks the the information and support on this site, we went ahead and did it! We now have an eglu cube with 3 hens (one for each of my kids) that we bought on craigslist: Lucy (white silkie, Lancer - I think its an Australorp, and Penny- mix americuna, I think). The seller inherited from her neighbor a month ago and couldn't handle the smell and maintenance so sold it it us. So she herself doesn't know what breeds these chickens are, I just guessed it based on the breeds 101. For sure the silkie is a silkie though.

    We read somewhere here about sand runs so thats what we did inside our run and we scoop up their poop with kitty litter scoop. We do mix in some DE in the sand as well. Its really hot here in California this time of the year. Hope they'll be okay!

    Just wanted to thanks this site and everyone on it [​IMG]

  2. Gullygarden

    Gullygarden Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    Welcome and Good luck!
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
  4. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  6. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome from the cool coast. You'll have such fun with the hens. We keep our coop really clean by using a dog pooper scooper at the end of each day. Better for us and our neighbors! I think you'll be glad you have your scooper. Be sure you compost what you pick up and you'll have the best garden around! Best of luck with your three hens and [​IMG]
  7. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join.
  8. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

    Apr 22, 2011
    Gumboro, Delaware
    [​IMG] and enjoy your membership.

    I have been raising birds for some twenty years and just joined in May when I ran into BYC by accident [​IMG] .

    There is NOT a day that goes buy that I do not learn something from the folks here. As my Grandfather said back in the 50's "When a day goes by and you don't learn something you are dead".

    There is ALWAYS something...new coop ideas. new run ideas, a different way to incubate, different kinds of littler and food, and the best part is that there are more varied opinions that you can shake a stick at.

    Again WELCOME, and the BEST OF LUCK with your birds.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2011
  9. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

    Aug 3, 2009
    Southern California
    Welcome to BYC!! Where in Ca are you?
  10. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

    Apr 18, 2011
    Welsh, LA
    Welcome from Louisiana [​IMG]

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