Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DDB, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. DDB

    DDB In the Brooder

    Jun 17, 2018

    I have been lurking in BackyardChickens for more than 10 years, contemplating assembling my own flock. I'm also a member of BYC on Facebook. I've moved from San Antonio to the Hill Country and now have plenty of room to get it done. I received the gift of a guard shack from realignment/closure activities at local air bases, from a very dear, late friend. My health has been poorly and I want egg-layers to provide me a gainful activity.

    Even putting the yard together on-the-cheap costs significant money and labor. I got some paint and am in the process of "procuring" signs to make the guard shack look stick. I'll post photos of the build. It is underway at this time. My current conundrum is finding a reasonably-priced automatic door. Any advice on that will be appreciated. Seems like what's out there is ridiculously expensive.

    Professionally, I've been a defense instructor-trainer, and produced documentary outdoor television and web. I recently embarked on another round of documentaries and might post links later.

    Take it easy,

  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I wish you the best of luck with your impending flock.

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  3. boz

    boz Chirping

    Jun 5, 2018
    Teachey NC
    hi DDB and :welcome I hope all will work out for you on this why of life having chickens is very rewarding I think not just in having eggs but in hatching them build a place for them and just setting back and watching them peck at the ground and just doing there thing,
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  4. N F C

    N F C no time like snow time

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi, it's nice to have you here! Your guard shack coop build sounds interesting, hope to see some photos. The auto doors are expensive, but if you do a search here on BYC, you may find where other members have been able to build their own.

    Best of luck to you, thanks for joining us!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hope you will enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do :wee
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  6. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch Day–6

    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss: We are glad you joined our flock!
    The Hill country...:love I don't get to visit there often enough.
    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:

    Coop Ideas:
    Chicken Coops

    BYC has an APP
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  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy neighbor and welcome to BYC!

    So glad you have stopped
    L U R K I N G
    And decided to join us! :celebrate
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