Hi! New to chickens and BYC :-)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Urban Rustic, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Urban Rustic

    Urban Rustic In the Brooder

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    Hi! My husband, son and I are all new chicken owners, having gotten our first 1 day old chicks about 6 weeks ago. :) We had a short run of pasty butt and have had no other problems. We completely LOVE our chickens and have had lots of fun with them. We *just* finished our coop today and are looking forward to getting the run done so they don't have to be cooped up anymore. We try to make sure they get at least 1 hour a day for free range time right now.

    We live in the city and have a lot limit of 20 chickens, although we only have 6 right now and will probably top out at 8 birds unless we move someday. We built our coop to 4'x almost 7'. Our run will be 150sqft. and they will have open access to it at all times, so I think we will be fine with 8 birds if I have my chicken math right.

    I want to post pics of our coop, because I am pretty proud of it, so I'm going to try and figure out the best place to do that.

    Anyway, I'm happy to be here and have been reading here for weeks gathering info and decided it was time to join up. :)
     
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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!
     
  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome

    I live in the city too, so I can understand about you not wanting to get 20 chickens. We have three, and that's plenty enough for escapees, poo all over the path and dust bathing holes. :lol:

    Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have, and enjoy the site. :D
     
  5. jayjay

    jayjay Chirping

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Have fun with your chickens. Good luck with it all, the coop sounds great.
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Welcome to byc from VA
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     

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