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"Hey" from WA State

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rainierlass, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. rainierlass

    rainierlass Songster

    Jan 1, 2010
    I am new to chickens.....had fryers as a kid but that doesn't count! I live in Western WA State at the base of Mt. Rainier on 2 acres in the Western Red Cedar forest - - I am a dog groomer and agility instructor and am currently the slave to an Aussie , Border collie , and 2 siamese mutt cats - I have been kicking around the idea of keeping a few layers for a while now.....

    My brother ( the perfectionist master electrician ) and I built a coop over the Christmas holiday as he was visiting from Minnesota. I showed him my design and he did a great job - - gave me a chance to hone my building skills as well - - it has a 4X6 enclosed coop and 6X12 outside run - - I hope to free range them as well.....

    This site is proving to be extremely informative to a newbie like me - - I am definitely going to try the deep litter method in my enclosed 4X6 coop - I do not have my chicks yet - and am debating on the variety - - right now I am thinking I will have 8 ( allowing for a loss of one or two and hoping it doesn't happen but as you all know it could) Most likely will have 2 Silver laced Wyandottes - - 2 Gold laced Wyandottes - 2 Black Astralops and for fun will try a pair of Golden Polish - - hubby says NO ROOSTERS so I am trusting you all will keep my secret [​IMG]~~

    At first I thought 2 RIR but am debating that as well - - would love to find the Blue laced Wyandottes - but am not sure that will be too easy- - I am having a lot of trouble being patient waiting for chicks in February but am sure the time will go fast - - -

    I am so glad to have found this forum and am ready to learn a lot more from all of you!

    Here is a pic of my new coop - have a lot more painting, staining, and backfilling to do but my bro left that up to me! Now if it would just stop raining so I could get it done!



  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Hey [​IMG] from a neighbor in Renton

    Great Intro & congrats on the coop.

    Go to the Where are you forum and the Washingtonians thread and intro yourself there as well. There's lots of us here

  3. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    [​IMG] Glad you're here [​IMG] enjoy it
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Welcome Wa. State! Nice coop![​IMG]
  5. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    [​IMG] from Alaska
    Glad you joined us.

  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hey there Maggie! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us!
  7. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    [​IMG] You are going to love BYC, very addicting! [​IMG] Awesome coop by the way! LOL, I know about WA rain! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2010

  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive


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