Hi from Australia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by aussiechicken, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. aussiechicken

    aussiechicken Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 20, 2011
    Hi All,
    Just thought i'd introduce myself as I've been stalking the boards for a while now. I'm Alicia and I live in Qld, Australia. My little family (just me, hubby and our little son aged 2) have decided to get some chickens and so I (yes you read right!) have been building a chicken run/coop in the backyard for the past few weeks/months. I've based my design off a design I found on here and have just changed a few little things to account for the fact that I have NO building experience at all.
    If you'd like to check out my progress, I've been blogging:


    I've got to update this tomorrow as I've done a fair bit more now! In very exciting news, our little chicks (day/week olds, unsexed) are ready to be collected tomorrow!!! Am still toying up what I'm going to use for my brooder in the meantime - I have this massive brooder but honestly, I think it's just as effective/easy to use a cardboard box (and a heat lamp of course). We are getting 8 chicks - 4 x gold laced wyandottes and 4 x plymouth rocks (dark barred).

    I've checked out a few Aussie poultry forums but keep coming back here as it is just fabulous!
    Hope to see you around and I'll be sure to post some pics of our new additions!

    Alicia [​IMG]
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010

    I'm from Australia too - Sydney.
    Awesome blog too, by the way. Looking forward to seeing you around [​IMG]
  3. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2008
    Dayton Indiana
    Nice to meet you and I look forward to seeing your progress. A cardboard box will work, just be careful not to get the heat lamp too close.
  4. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Hello from a fellow Queenslandarian.
    Enjoy your baby chicks.
  5. aussiechicken

    aussiechicken Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 20, 2011
    WOW uber fast replies!!!

    Thanks for the welcome - awesome to see some fellow aussies!!! Enjoying the cold weather??
  6. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Haha not a chance. [​IMG] It's been raining on and off for the whole day here X_X Needless to say another one of those "Why can't it just have rained on Friday?!?!!?!?!!" weekends... [​IMG]
  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  9. Amigo

    Amigo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2011
    Your house!
    Greetings from South Carolina! [​IMG] Hope you enjoy it here.
  10. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
    Welcome to BYC!

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