Hi from Virginia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by alexBaliles77, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. alexBaliles77

    alexBaliles77 New Egg

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    Hi all from VA. I have never tended a flock but my sister started to a little over a year ago and got me interested. Since i have great interest in anything to do with homesteading this just came natural I guess. I built my first coop/tractor about two weeks ago with ideas i mainly got from this site and a few i thought of myself... not claiming originality or anything. :) My sister supplied me with my first rooster and three Buff Orp hens. The coop/tractor isnt anything special but they must have liked it because they gave me eggs the first day. Im raising a few Barred Rock straight run in an adjoining coop until they are a bit older. I included a few pics... Hope to learn much more from you all.


    The whole thing is 16ft long by 8ft wide and about 7ft tall.





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    I decided to put the nesting boxes inside to conserve material and weight... i did want to put them outside initially.

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    Thanks for looking,

    Alex :)
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Really nice!
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Very nice setup!
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Nice job. :thumbsup
     
  5. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi && Welcome!!!
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  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome
    Looks like a fantastic coop, you must be very proud of it! Congrats on your eggs, have you tried any to eat yet? Fresh chook eggs are fantastic. :D Anyway, don't hesitate to ak any questions you might have, and enjoy the site!
     
  9. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really nice tractor! Thanks for the pics.
     
  10. alexBaliles77

    alexBaliles77 New Egg

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    Thanks!And yes ive eaten plenty of them already! Im still trying to figure out when to introduce the 5 weekers to the older hens and rooster . Ive read everything from "wait until they are the same size as the hens" to " 2 months old" to "anytime, just give them a place to escape to"... what are your opinions? It also seems I get an 1 egg steady a day from 2 of the hens but have about a 3 day break in between eggs from the third hen... She looks healthy... not sure whats going on.

    Alex
     

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