Hello. New Egg Hunter here.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bamayardman, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Bamayardman

    Bamayardman In the Brooder

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    Hello. My Name is James. I live in Mobile, AL. I recently caved to my wife's demands and bought some chickens from our local feed supply store. We got 5 (wish we had gotten 6 so we could have had 2 of each). We have 2 Welsummer, 2 Sapphire Gem, and 1 Sienna Star. I found out about BYC just thru google searches and questions I had and found that most of my questions and concerns were answered thru it's forums of very knowledgeable community and I decided to join as a way to voice my own questions and, maybe in the future, after I've gained a little experience, I can provide my own advice. I work as a truck driver over the road and my wife is a nurse. I have a 13 year old son who really enjoys the chickens and looks forward to gathering the eggs once they start laying them. The coop is set up in my back yard and the chickens share the yard with my 3 dogs. (1 pit bull, 1 weimaraner mix, and 1 chihuahua. yes, I know it's a weird mix) We don't let the dogs out when the chickens are out of the coop. The bigger dogs are very territorial and really enjoy chasing anything that's in the back yard. (i.e. birds, squirrels, my neighbors cat) We recently got into gardening this spring and have a decent size vegetable garden and plan on using the chickens waste as compost next year or so. You can call us Hicksters. I've included a few pictures of my handiwork. Not gonna lie, I'm pretty proud of them. Anyways, I look forward the community and what it offers and hopefully being involved whenever I can. IMG_2130.JPG IMG_2128.JPG IMG_2129.JPG IMG_2056.JPG
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch TBD

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    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock!
    Your set up looks great!
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  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Free Ranging

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    Hello James and welcome to BYC! :frow
    WOW! :love What a nice coop!!
     
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  4. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Happy Holidays to all my BYC Peeps!

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    Welcome to our FUN-omenal Community! :celebrate
    Best wishes and have lots of fun! What a nice coop you got there!!!
     
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  5. ChickenLeg

    ChickenLeg Crowing

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    Hey man welcome to the forum! I work on river boats during the winters and theres a good chance I'll be pushing barges from Decatur AL to Mobile AL back and forth for a few months so I'll be in your neck of the woods some. Nice coop!
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C no time like snow time

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    :welcome

    Beautiful coop and I like your raised garden beds!

    Thanks for joining us!
     
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  7. FrankieDoodle

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    :frow Welcome to BYC James!:woot Thank you for joining us!
     
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  8. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    I love the coop!
     
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  9. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    Hi & :welcome

    Great that you could join us all here! What a lovely intro & great pics of your coop! Enjoy your time here with us on BYC :frow
     
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  10. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to BYC! Good luck with your flock! Nice coop and raised garden!
     
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