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Hi BYC; another newbie from NC!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by John-DownEastNC, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. John-DownEastNC

    John-DownEastNC In the Brooder

    Jan 11, 2011
    Beulaville, NC
    Been lurking in the weeds for a bit now, figured it was time to stick my head out...

    There seems to be a WEALTH of information on this site! I'm not above stealing ideas and I intend to do exactly that!!

    No chicks right now, but we plan on "starting with" some Buff Orpingtons. From there... who knows? We think we want to get "day olds", so I've been looking at some of the designs on here 'cause I'll be putting together a brooder, then I've got to get a coop secured for them. I already have a little building to use. I'm concerned about securing their area 'cause we have both bobcats and coyotes nearby, so I'll be studying what other folks have done about predator control, too.

    I haven't completely dismissed the thought of hatching our own, yet, but I feel like that would be jumping in some pretty deep water right off, so I think I'm leaning towards "day olds" first, then I'll try hatching later!

    All we have in our household now is an 18 month old Yorkie; he rules the roost at 3.9 pounds!! In the past we've kept some Muskovies and loads of bunnies; from some "Mini-Lops" to "Newfoundland Giants", as well as a few other small animals like lambs and hogs.

    I'm sure we will have plenty of questions as we get into this new venture and, from what I've read, THIS will be the place to get answers! We are looking forward to talking with you-all. Thanks in advance!


  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

    Have fun planning and steal away

  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]
  4. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio
  5. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

    Jan 13, 2011
    Glen, MS
    Hi and welcome from another NC newbie!
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  7. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    [​IMG] from middle TN! You are being smart to do your research before getting your chickens. Get your coop and run planned out now...so much easier if it is done before you get your chicks. I started with 3 day olds before I had a run or coop. I thought I had plenty of time to build what I needed. I started out with 12, thinking I would lose a few, but I didn't lose any. I forgot how fast those little buggers grow! So, suddenly, I had to build a run! then I built a coop. Worked out ok, but not the smartest way to go about it, so do your research, planning, and building now! Oh yeah, don't forget to build bigger than you think you will need...you will need it!

  8. John-DownEastNC

    John-DownEastNC In the Brooder

    Jan 11, 2011
    Beulaville, NC
    "HELLO" back to all, and thanks.

    @ olechickenlady: good advice, I'm sure!!! Thanks.
  9. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    welcome to the site I am about an hour from the outer banks I am almost a Carolinian I was half raised in Chatam county that and Williamston My Moms folks are from lumberton [​IMG]
  10. cldineley

    cldineley Chirping

    Jan 6, 2011
    [​IMG] from Onslow,NC

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