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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by moparchicken, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. moparchicken

    moparchicken Hatching

    Jan 9, 2017
    Harriman NY
    Hi just joined up today after referring to BYC for months,new to the whole chicken thing made the mistake of mentioning to the wife that I thought having cx would be fun,BAM next thing I know she gets 6 chicks this early spring 3 brown leghorns & 3 New Hampshire reds we think,living in a dog crate in my kitchen,that was fun raising them was also,as they got older & bigger we would move them outside for the day in a portable dog run moving it around every day & keeping it covered waiting for me to build a coop.I converted the open bottom of our children's unused sky fort play gem slide monstrosity approx. 6" x 5" with a 6" x 8" fenced in run,that took most of the summer to finish,had there living quarters done first It was getting harder & harder to squeeze them into the pet carrying cage & dog crate.We where going away for labor day weekend & had to get er done cause the kids wouldn't have been up to the chore of moving them out & in for the day,we let them free range for the summer until the run was finely done around memorial day,they dident like the new arrangement too much but too bad that's life as a chicken,I let them escape @ the end of each day for an hour or so,all is fine now except for the fact its been in the teens the past few days & I cant stop worrying about them through the night though its not the first cold spell we have been through.

    Till next time Mike

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi, Mike and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and congrats on getting the coop and run sorted. If you search for "winterising your coop" you should get some good pointers - if you are happy, then don't sweat it, chickens are tough little blighters.

    Best wishes
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under moparchicken [​IMG] Welcome!

    Thanks for sharing, great introduction!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Mike. Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Howdy from Kansas, Mike, and :welcome! Great to have you with us! Best of luck to you and your flock! :cd
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Mike, thanks for joining us!
  7. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    [​IMG] I am glad you joined us Mike!

  8. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Crowing

    Welcome to BYC Mike! Glad you joined us!

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