Hiya from Seattle, Washington!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by seattleattic, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. seattleattic

    seattleattic Chirping

    Sep 4, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    We are new to the chicken thing. We got our chicks at Easter after discussing it for about two years. It used to be that in Seattle we could only have three chickens and you could have more depending on the size of your lot. Now I've been told it's eight chickens! We have five (Amber White, Lace Wyandotte, Black Sex Link and two New Hampshires). They are hilarious. My kids (ages 11, 7 and 6) each have a chicken, and my mom and sister have one.

    We have a huge backyard so we let the girls free range throughout the day. At first we were chasing them down to put them into the coop at night, but I convinced my mom to just let them go in by themselves. Sure enough, when the sun goes down, they are snuggled up in their little coop.

    I have built a cage and I am getting tips on how to finish it in the coop construction forum. I have decided to add a plywood floor. The rest of the cage is hardware cloth built around a solid frame.

    My next project is to build a compost bin. I figure with five chickens and a large yard, it's worth it to have at least three compost bins.

    I'm really happy to have found Backyard Chickens and hope there are some other Seattleites here so we can share information and resources!
  2. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Songster

    Jan 23, 2011
    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG]
  3. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt


    It's great to have them free ranged, I do and I let them go in by themselves.
  4. NewChickontheBawk

    NewChickontheBawk In the Brooder

    Jul 16, 2011
    Welcome to BYC from a transplanted Seattle-ite. I sure miss it!
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle


    Lots of us here.

    Imp- in Renton
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    [​IMG] from just west of you, well, quite far west of you [​IMG]
  7. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    [​IMG] from NY
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    [​IMG] from Kansas, seattleattic! [​IMG] Glad you joined our flock! Glad you and your family are having such a good times with your chickens! Enjoy! [​IMG]
  9. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

  10. Amigo

    Amigo Songster

    Jul 13, 2011
    Your house!

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