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Hi New Chicken Lady Here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by starsleeve, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. starsleeve

    starsleeve New Egg

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    Hi everybody
    Just wanted to introduce myself

    My name is Jenn and I live in Pensacola Fl
    I have 10 chickens (this is my first time with chickens) and I got them in April 2015
    I have 2 BO, 2 RIR, 2 SLW, 2 EE, 2 Blk Astralorps
    My husband and I built them a coop/run. coop is 4x8 and the run is 10x8. My mom calls it the chicken palace
    I also have 3 dogs and 5 kiddos

    I look forward to talking to you guys.
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC. I'm Dan from Wisconsin. I'm not sure how many chickens I have, but it's a small flock; serama, Japanese, and silkie bantams. My birds live in a heated garage room. 2 dogs, 2 chinchillas, 3 conures, ????zebra finches, and more. Children have either passed or are grown.
     
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  3. starsleeve

    starsleeve New Egg

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    Hi Dan. Nice to meet you [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Jenn. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have a nice mix of breeds. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
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  5. starsleeve

    starsleeve New Egg

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    I've been reading the links for months before I finally joined as a member. I'm glad I did. So far I've have few issues with my girls [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  7. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to the flock, Jenn!
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    Rule of thumb is to allow 4-5 sq. feet per bird in the coop (excluding nest boxes and roosts) and 10 sq.feet per bird in the outdoor run. Over crowded chickens act out by feather plucking, bullying and at extreme, cannibalism.
     
  9. starsleeve

    starsleeve New Egg

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    I think this one is big enough for 10 little hens. This is just before it was finished. 8)
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    A lot of us were lurkers before joining. :eek:)
     
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