Hi from New Zealand

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by yankiwi, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. yankiwi

    yankiwi Out Of The Brooder

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    I am an American ex-pat and llive on a hectare of land by a river on the West Coast of New Zealand. My husband and I are putting in a half size mandala vegetable garden (six circles of 2 meter diameter each with fruit trees in between). To go with the garden we are making a chicken dome but only for occasional daytime use. At night they will be in a coop and most days in the run attached. Right now we are looking at plans then will build the chicken house and run. Kiwis call hens "chooks". I love BackYardChickens, so much information and generous people to share it.
     
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  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    [​IMG] from South Carolina!

    Sounds like a lovely plan, all the best!
     
  3. Lydia&Andrew

    Lydia&Andrew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are new to chicken keeping too. BYC is great for lots of helpful information. I hope it all goes well for you. Happy Building!!
     
  4. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG], good luck on your new adventure, your plans sound very nice. You can learn a lot about your chooks on here. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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    [​IMG] from Maine [​IMG]
     
  6. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Hello from Tucson, AZ and [​IMG] Good luck with your chicken plans. Are there trout in that river next to your property?
     
  7. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] From Maine!! [​IMG]
     
  8. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from WI....sounds like a wonderful plan!
     
  9. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] From Virginia here.Thank's for joining Us.
     
  10. yankiwi

    yankiwi Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the nice welcoming messages. BYC is so much fun I figure I am learning and not wasting time. And, yes, there are trout in our river but so far we're too busy building gardens, weeding etc to learn how to fish.
     

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