Hi I'm Liz

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LizStreithorst, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. LizStreithorst

    LizStreithorst Chirping

    Dec 25, 2016
    Moselle Mississippi USA
    I'm 66 years old. I live on a few acres in Rainey Community Mississippi. It's not exactly like living in nowhere, but it's close. I have 8 dogs, a cat, and two horses. I am a dog groomer. I have my own shop in the closest small town from where I live. I breed topical fish for fun even though they cost way more than they bring in.

    I just ordered chicks. They will arrive in early April. I've had chickens before but I have never raised them from babies where I am now. I will have to build something safe and functional for them. I've been devouring the pics of people's chicken houses. Mine won't be fancy but I'll do my very best to make it safe and functional. I'm not much of a carpenter but I have the necessary tools to do the job.

    I know that I can do it. I know that it will take three times longer than I expect because since I hardly ever build anything.
    every time I do I have to spend half a life time getting a picture of what I want in my head and figuring out parts and materials. Once I get started I have to stop and think along the way to avoid screw ups. Screw ups happen nonetheless and that wastes materials and time.

    I have been devouring the pics of people's chicken coops. The fancy perfect ones are not to my taste. I like the ones that were made from stuff they had laying around waiting for a function. But there is one in particular I like. It's not what I need but I find it beautiful without being cutsie as well as functional. It's on page 62 post number 612.
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Liz, welcome to BYC and good luck with the coop planning and construction.
  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 1, 2015
    Welcome to BYC! Best of luck with your upcoming chickies, I hope you enjoy them.
  4. chickies49

    chickies49 In the Brooder

    Dec 19, 2016
    HI Liz[​IMG]

    here are some pics of my coop made out of mostly recycled material to give you some ideas. Have fun with your coop and chickens!

  5. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Crowing

    Welcome to BYC!
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crowing

    Hello Liz, and welcome to BYC!
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    duplicate post
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Liz, Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. I used to have a grooming shop myself many years ago and bred & showed Cockers
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Liz, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard. Happy you are going to take the plunge into chicken keeping. You won't regret it. Once you get the routine down they are really pretty easy to care for. Also, take it from someone who isn't the handiest guy in the world, I am sure your coop will be just fine - but in keep in mind space requirements of the coop. The general rule of thumb is that chickens need about 4 sq ft./bird in the coop and 10 sq. ft./bird in the run. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
  10. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Liz, it's nice to have you here! Good luck on your coop build and have fun with the chicks.

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