Howdy from Lubbock, Texas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mongocaver, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. Mongocaver

    Mongocaver Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 29, 2017
    Lubbock, Texas
    Hi there,
    My wife Kelly and I are here to learn all we need to know to raise fowl on our 11 acres for fun. We have owned it for a little over 20 years now and figure it is about time to start stretching our wings a bit.
    We have 15 chicks coming about the middle of June so I will shortly be building a coop and run. I already have them all designed out and can't wait to get started.
    Thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge and experiences on this forum! Without you, there wouldn't be a forum.
    Thanks again,
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, James, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! You have certainly come to the right place to the learn the ropes of chicken keeping. The Learning Center is packed with informative articles that will set you up nicely. Here's the link:
    If you'd like to chat with some of your fellow TX poultry folks, find the TX thread in this link and say hello:
    Best wishes on your poultry journey and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  3. PraiseGod

    PraiseGod Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 26, 2017
    Heart in Jerusalem
    Hello from Montana. My wife's grandpa lives in Lubbock. hope you have an amazing time with your flock. They sure are addicting.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens James, it's nice to meet you. How does your Schnauzer feel about chickens?
  5. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    Hello and welcome to BYC I'm glad you could join us please feel free to ask as many questions as you may need.
  6. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi James, love your avatar!
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under James [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock when they arrive, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  8. HeavensHens88

    HeavensHens88 Remembering the Forgotten

    May 17, 2015
    Lost, I fear.
    Welcome to the ultimate Clan and Club of Poultry Lovers, James! :welcome
    It's always wonderful to gain a new member and friend here on BYC!
    All of birds are all part of one massive, unanimously-beloved flock on BYC- and we can't wait to assist in any way possible!
    We're glad you're here!!!
    :jumpy Wings of Wishes, :jumpy
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2017
  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  10. Mongocaver

    Mongocaver Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 29, 2017
    Lubbock, Texas
    I would unfortunately guarantee our 4 Schnauzers feel about chickens like they feel about the other poor critters that have invaded their yard and died. As some of you may know Schnauzers are 120 pound Rottweilers in 15 pound bodies. Ours have a 1/2 acre chain link fenced yard to patrol and their own doggy door to come and go as they please. Every time a dog barks in the area they must investigate and they can also see through the fence for miles. They are quite muscular from all the running and have very little fat.
    We will probably let them smell of the chicks and keep them in the loop as the chicks grow. Because the chickens will have their own separate paradise they won't ever be alone with each other, but I pretty much expect the hens will hold their own if they are!

    Thanks for the welcome!

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