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Hi from Pine Valley CA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by frostedcombs, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. frostedcombs

    frostedcombs Out Of The Brooder

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    Grew up with chickens on a ranch in Otay CA. When my daughter turned 5 we decided to start up for her. Now I am kinda into it.
    We live east of San Diego in the hills at about 4,000 feet. Our hens are in a 15x15 with a henhouse inside. The coop is inside about 1/2 acre of deer fenced apple orchard so they can run around.

    I joined here because we are putting eggs in the incubator today to hatch for Easter and will be posting for the girls friends to follow.

    20 FBCM (purchased from a guy in San Diego)
    22 FBCM Roo x Welsummer hen (our Welsummer rooster croaked before our project started and we had a FBCM rooster)
    01 FBCM Roo x Olive Egger

    Will post pics of the eggs and incubator later today.

    Glad to be here!

    FrostedCombs
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Good luck with your hatch!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, FrostedCombs, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Good luck to you and your batch of chickens!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]sounds good but have to say deer fencing will not protect the chickens from predators.
     
  5. frostedcombs

    frostedcombs Out Of The Brooder

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    We let them out of the coop in the morning and back in before dusk. The coop wire is 1x2 14 gauge and is buried to 2 feet.
    Sure a bobcat or mountain lion could get over or through the dear fence it, but it keeps the coyotes and dogs out. It is a risk we take to let them run. Crossed fingers no issues.
     
  6. Deerling

    Deerling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, and welcome! We just have chicks right now, but we're going to let ours free range, too. Calculated risk, like you said, but I think they're happier that way.
     
  7. TheCrazyClucker

    TheCrazyClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Kansas! Great to have you aboard! [​IMG]
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  9. LoveChickens123

    LoveChickens123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    hi and [​IMG] hope you like it here
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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