Hi from California but moving to Connecticut (??)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenchacha, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. chickenchacha

    chickenchacha Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new here and have been a chickener forever (most favorite are the Silkies) but will be moving to Connecticut at the end of the year. I'm sure I have a few surprises in store for me but not having enough water won't be one of them :). I'm looking forward to building a whole new "chicken-garden-setup" and will have to learn about "winter" coops, predators, weather, woods, ponds, brooks etc. We're looking forward to being close to family on 5 acres in Haddam.
     
  2. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Best of luck with the move!
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, chickenchacha, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Congrats on your relocation and new coop plans. Good luck to you!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and welcome to the East coast.
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     
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  9. Jakoda

    Jakoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome ! I am about 10 minutes from Haddam, grew up here in CT:)

    Lots of predators in my area, hawks, coyotes, fishercats, racoons, opposums, and some bear sightings, and just recently quite a few mountain lion sightings (tho DEEP denies it!) in our area, so yes, predator proofing is a must around here.

    We have a couple of good feed stores in the haddam area, shagbark & Salem feed/ Agway..I usually like to make a monthly trip to Tractor Supply my fav place and quite inexpensive compared to others.

    Winters aren't to bad here, altho we had a really really cold snap last week.

    CT isn't a cheap state to live in, but I think it might be cheaper than CA..
    Diane
     
  10. chickenchacha

    chickenchacha Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Diane!

    I'm certainly looking forward to it (not the move part). We have most of the critters here in the Cal country minus the fishercats. Mountain lions are often seen too. Hawks can be a nuisance too and now rabbits have moved in since the foxes haven't been seen for a couple of years in my area - we wonder what happened to them. I looked at your great pictures of the coop project - excellent, and even dh was impressed and hopefully inspired! We're going to have to clear some trees to make room for all my garden/chicken/barn projects which hopefully will include a green house too. Thanks for the tips about the feed stores.
     

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