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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JessicaFaith, May 26, 2019.

  1. JessicaFaith

    JessicaFaith In the Brooder

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    I’m new to chickens. I got my first flock in February. I preordered Black Australorp chicks from a local store. They picked them up from a local farm the day they hatched and I picked them up from the store the same day. They were sexed accurately and now I have three pullets. I’m in the city and can’t have a rooster, so that was a relief. Even though I’m in the city, we have raccoons, hawks, eagles, coyotes and possums. I love my sweet Australorps. Our chickens are pets with the benefit of eggs and fertilizer. They are about 13 weeks old now. My husband and I are not builders, but we designed and built a coop/run combo using the Wichita design that we altered to fit our needs. We are proud of how it came out! We like doing things ourselves. Some of my other hobbies are gardening, baking, camping and I’m a new ham radio operator. We also have a 10 year old Heeler/Australian Shepherd mix and a 17 year old cat. I don’t trust the dog with the chickens. They are kept separate. I’ve been using BackYardChickens for at least 2 years now for the valuable information. I’m happy to have finally signed up!
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link of “How to” BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3. I’d suggest including your location using the guide in the link above. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Jessica, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I'd love to see pictures of the coop you built.
     
  4. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    Hello Jessica and welcome to the BYC flock!!!
     
  5. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    Hello JessicaFaith.
    Welcome to BYC.
    Sometimes it seems there are more predators in the city than in the country. At least you know they're there.
     
  6. Perris

    Perris Crowing

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    hello Jessica @JessicaFaith ! welcome to BYC :frow
    I've heard that Portland Oregon is a beautiful place to live. Hopefully I'll get to visit one day :fl
     
  7. JessicaFaith

    JessicaFaith In the Brooder

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    Thank you! Here is an image of our coop/run. I’m also building a small chicken tractor to give them more space. E003BC5E-48D0-4F73-BBBB-18D2D0C408E9.jpeg
     
  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Hello, Jessica, and welcome to BYC. Nice job on the coop.
     
  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Well done!! I love your colors.
     

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