Hi from a newbie in central VA!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EnonChickenDaddy, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. EnonChickenDaddy

    EnonChickenDaddy Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 16, 2011
    Chester, VA
    Hello from VA!!!

    I am a new chicken daddy, but have been a reader of BYC for about 1 year. A friend of mine that I work with got his first chickens last spring and has been telling me about their antics since. After listening to his stories and seeing the coop/run that he built, I just knew I had to check this chicken thing out first hand. He also introduced me to you fine people in BYC.

    So, for about a year I’d been checking out everyone’s stories and coop projects, learning little tidbits along the way. The most important thing I think I learned was to build your coop before you get your chickens…they grow fast.

    I had been hinting around to my wife over the past year that I might want to get chickens one day and she was all for it. Come the first of May, 2011 we made a trip to the chicken ladies little store and picked out 5 little one’s just one week old. I wanted 5 different breeds so I told my wife and daughter they could each pick one out. My wife said that she also had to pick one out for our grandson, because he loves “Chicka” which is a puppet chicken on his favorite TV show. This one had to look like “Chicka” so she picked out a Buff Orp. and called it “Chicka”. We also ended up with a Rhode Island Red, White Leghorn, Barred Rock and a Black Sex Link. Is this a good combo…I don’t know, but I can tell them apart and they look good.

    Oh yeah…by the way…At this point, I still hadn’t built a coop. I guess I didn’t learn as much as I thought. Well…I’ll be okay…I’ve got plenty of time.

    Next thing I know it’s…“OMG I’ve gotta hurry up and build this thing”, the 15 gallon fish tank is getting smaller and smaller by the minute.

    Well I did just that and everything worked out just fine. They are 7 weeks old now and have been outside on their own for about 3 weeks. They spent their first night sleeping on the roost bar last night…I’m so proud.

    The coops about 90% done, still need to build the nest boxes, do some trim work and paint. Once all that’s done I’ll post and share some pics.

    Take care for now…
  2. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Love the breeds ya'll chose [​IMG]
  5. renart

    renart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2009
    Kingston, WA
    [​IMG] from NW Washington State! [​IMG]
  6. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2010
    Rogers, Mn.
    Welcome, from Minnesota.
  7. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    [​IMG] from MD!
  8. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  10. FiveAcres

    FiveAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2011
    White, GA
    [​IMG] from NW Georgia!! Glad that you are here!!

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