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Hi from Co. Durham UK

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lotta3, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Lotta3

    Lotta3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi

    I'm utterly new to the whole chicken thing... am just working on building my first ever coop - though I have one bird lol

    meet Col. Sanders - he's still living with the nice lady across the road that hatched him until my coop is ready and I have some wives for him.
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    I'm told he's a Leghorn but I'm still very new to telling breeds apart.

    The coop I'm building is 3ft x 3ft x 3ft (though sloped roof) for him and 4 wives, the people on surrounding allotments are being super helpful in teaching me about their care and offering holiday cover should I need it - obviously I'll do same. They are having a 'hard standing' run of 8ft x 3ft which with the space under coop means they will have 33 sq ft 'all weather' space with a further 100+ sq ft pen for foraging and ranging in... when no veg growing they'll get run of whole allotment too.

    Bit about me... I'm 29, currently trying to start my own business making custom pet furniture and also writing and illustrating a series of kids books... not much to tell really... I love animals and have an Extended National Diploma in Animal Management which is how I found out that though I am very 'bird phobic' of most pet birds... I'm ok with chickens, ducks and quail. I also have 4 rescue cats and 2 springer spaniels - 1 rehome and 1 is my trainee assistance dog.

    Anyway... so... hi! *waves*
     
  2. NinjaRooster

    NinjaRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Glad you could join us!
    Beautiful Rooster, Hopefully you can get him a good flock!
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Pretty rooster! Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - Col Sanders is a beauty.
     
  7. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed! Good looking rooster! Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Beautiful rooster. Rule of thumb is 4 square feet per bird in the coop and 10 square feet per bird in the outdoor run. Also the rooster would be better with more hens, otherwise hens get overbred and damaged. A rooster can handle 10.
     
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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