Hi from New Zealand

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

  1. yankiwi

    yankiwi In the Brooder

    Aug 20, 2010
    New Zealand West Coast
    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.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2010
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    [​IMG] from South Carolina!

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

    Lydia&Andrew Chirping

    Aug 17, 2010
    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 Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    [​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

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    [​IMG] from Maine [​IMG]
  6. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    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 Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    [​IMG] From Maine!! [​IMG]
  8. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI....sounds like a wonderful plan!
  9. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    [​IMG] From Virginia here.Thank's for joining Us.
  10. yankiwi

    yankiwi In the Brooder

    Aug 20, 2010
    New Zealand West Coast
    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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