Hi Ya'll from Chattanooga , Tennessee

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by amenfarm, May 10, 2011.

  1. amenfarm

    amenfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2011
    Chattanooga, TN
    Hi Everybody,
    I'm not a chicken keeper yet, just a Wife of 22 years, Mom to 1 daughter, just as of 8 weeks ago , Nana to a grandson, and mom to 1 golden retreiver, Zeus, and 1 pembroke welsh Corgi, Zoe-and a tank of fish. I'm in the reseach end of ckicken keeping and trying to convince my dear heart that I need a coop with 8 nesting boxes. Now looking at Dominecer and Astraulorp breeds, hens only. I wish to have 2 dozen by this time next year-maybe selling eggs? We have 2 acres, of that 1/4 is house paddock, when the dogs live, and 1 1/2 is the pasture and a barn. We are thinking of getting a donkey, as we have everything going through our pasture- dogs, cats, coyote, deer, hawks, possum, snakes-rarely seen, and raccoons-not seen yet. I want a chicken tractor, but my husband says it will be too big to move. I'm looking at welded wire fencing no larger than 1 inch and hardwear cloth along the bottom edge 18 inches high(?), planning on putting the fence under ground 12 inches, and thinking of using concrect backer board floor in the coop, and already have smooth insulation sheets for walls and ceiling, thinking tin for the roof and adding 1 strand of ele. fence along the last 12 inches of the top edge and some kind of netting for top. If you have a point to add, or another suggestion I'm all ears![​IMG]
    Thank-you for all the great threads I've read so far,
  2. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Yay! More TN people! Chattanooga is a great city!


    There are a number of Tennessee threads, including an East TN thread. Come join us over there and you'll know about local meet ups and such. Be forewarned that most of us are a bunch of enablers. [​IMG]
  3. amenfarm

    amenfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2011
    Chattanooga, TN
    Thanks for the invite- humm..soon as I figure out where the TN threads are. LOL!![​IMG]
  4. CountryRoosterUSA

    CountryRoosterUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from N.W. Tennessee [​IMG]
  5. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    [​IMG] from NY
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from MN! Sounds like you know what to do to keep your chickies safe!

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