Howdy from the Idaho panhandle

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by idahotim, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. idahotim

    idahotim Hatching

    Jun 12, 2014
    Hauser lake Idaho
    I've been lurking and learning for months here Thank you for so much great info. I raised Buff Orpingtons years ago but haven't had any chickens for years till about 4 months ago
    I found that many ways of doings things have become obsolete with the better ways shared here.
    I now have the following:
    4 Barnevelders. I hatched them 2 months ago I think their all pullets
    4 light Sussex these honk like a goose when excited. About a month from laying
    2 (a pair) of golden seabrights
    1- golden laced Wyandot
    1- silver laced Wyandot
    4 - black copper Marans (including Cosmo, my boss Rooster)
    My last 2 acquisitions, last night, a chocolate Americana and A silver easter egger. If all works I'll be able to show my grand babies green and blue eggs along with my assortment of brown shades.
    And last but not least , 12 Welsummer eggs are in my home built auto turning incubator and will go into lockdown tomorrow night
    Wish me luck. I had 9 that a super Coon got to a month ago ( May he rest in peace)
    I hope most of these will get to grow up
  2. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3

    Hello and….

    [​IMG] from Washington! BYC is the best fowl website you can find.[​IMG] I hope you feel glad you signed up! In our flock we have great people and it is always great to have a new member:) In our flock, we have no pecking order!


    By the way, not saying that you will do anything bad, but no fowl play[​IMG]

    Good luck with your flock. I hope those eggs hatch! [​IMG]
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. I'm sorry about the loss to the coon, but glad you took care of it. Wow, you are a long way up in Idaho. I've visited Idaho once, and it is a beautiful state. Have you ever visited or gotten chickens from Dunlap Hatchery in Caldwell, ID? I've ordered chicks several times from Dunlap and it is a wonderful, family run hatchery that has great birds and service. The folks at Dunlap are very helpful and friendly, and I've never lost a chick in shipping. I can't say that about any of the 3 larger hatcheries that I've ordered from. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]

    Good luck with your chickens!
  5. idahotim

    idahotim Hatching

    Jun 12, 2014
    Hauser lake Idaho
    I bought, swapped and bartered for my flock locally , it doesn't surprise me your happy with your Idaho purchase. This is a state with an abundance of wonderful people living in it. About the coon, I had a rough time with him. He ripped the wire off the side of a chicken tractor to wipe out my wellies. He pulled the chain link out on a dog kennel popping the ties to the cross bars till he got in and killed 6 red stars adult hens a neighbor had given me. We tend to solve our own problems, and that was certainly not one I was going to pass on to someone else
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    It sounds like you have a beautiful flock!
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Sounds like you have a nice flock. Sorry about the coon attack. They are just terrible. Never use chicken wire on any external parts of the coop or run as coons can rip right through the stuff. Hardware cloth is the only way to go.

    Good luck with your hatch and welcome to our flock!
  8. idahotim

    idahotim Hatching

    Jun 12, 2014
    Hauser lake Idaho
    Chain link works well if you put a 2 foot run of chicken wire around the.base to keep chicks from wandering through the holes
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about your losses to the coon. Good luck with the hatch.
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the flock. Sorry though NO %^%^$& predator raccoon should ever RIP. He should go back fast to whence he came - H E double hockey sticks

    Sounds like you have some beautiful breeds to work with.

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