Hola to my fellow Chicken Lovers

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tuesday2000, May 31, 2018.

  1. tuesday2000

    tuesday2000 In the Brooder

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    I'm Christy, living in South Florida. I fell in love with chickens 3 years ago when I got a part time job with a mobile petting zoo. My favorite girl was a d'Uccle named Spot. Over a few months she would lay an egg during a birthday party. I was just screwing around and kept taking them home trying to incubate with an aquarium. One day I bought the styrofoam incubator. At the next petting zoo she laid an egg between my feet, I incubated it and her egg hatched!! So of course she needed friends. I currently have way too many roosters (4 to 4 hens - all Belgian Bantam mixes with feathered feet) who - knock on wood - are behaving. I would love to get into actually making a shed-type coop, but I can barely tie my shoes - still dreaming about it. I'm a full time professional pet sitter and am around animals 24/7.
     
  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Welcome to BYC Christy!
     
  3. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Darn there Christy Welcome to Backyard Chickens trade for one of your customers to build you a shed for them
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Welcome Christy. Making a coop is within your grasp. All you need is a few power tools and the assistance of someone who has just a little bit of building skill. I also suggest that you check out this little book:

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  5. townchicks

    townchicks Crowing

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    Welcome to the group. Check out the coop pages, there are lots that could be inspiring for you. I just built my own coop after 2 years with a pre-fab. I wasn't sure I could do it, I've never built anything before. If I can, you can. Go for it.
     
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Living in Florida, your options are much more varied. You might even do a thread or google search for cattle panel coops.
     
  7. Unexpected chicken lover

    Unexpected chicken lover Crowing

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    Glad you decided to join the party!! There are so many knowledgeable folks here willing to answer any/all questions. We share stories, laughter, and sometimes grief...it really is a big happy family. Jump right in any enjoy!:highfive:
     
  8. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Happy Holidays to all my BYC Peeps!

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    Welcome to the Flock! :frow
     
  9. tuesday2000

    tuesday2000 In the Brooder

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    Thanks I will look into it! I can read during hurricane season and then try to start something in November!
     
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  10. alexa009

    alexa009 Free Ranging

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens!:frow Glad you joined the flock! BYC is a fun and informative site for people who love chickens! Hope you enjoy BYC!
     

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