I can see that this is going to be addicting!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bellz, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Bellz

    Bellz New Egg

    Jul 6, 2011
    I have no idea how or why I thought about raising chickens, but once I found this site now I know I will.
    I live in Monroe Washington and am planning on raising 4 chickens for eggs. I will be building a coop with a most likely 4x10 run, and then allowing them to free range a bit off and on in the back yard.

    I am getting the basic books for dummies before I start and will post my drawings for everyone to go over before I build anything.

    I did the same thing 2 years ago with Koi fish and now have a 6000gl pond built from DY so I am looking forward to chickens and all the great people on this forum.
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    [​IMG] Yep, it's addicting, the site and chickens [​IMG]
  3. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2011
    New Jersey
    Very addicting! Good luck on your new journey [​IMG]
  4. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from FL
  5. pioneer

    pioneer Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 7, 2011
    Better than T.V.Our chickens have entertained us for years lol.Eggs are the bonus.
  6. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
  7. lroth217

    lroth217 Out Of The Brooder

    May 29, 2011
    Lemont, IL
    Welcome. [​IMG]

    ONE of the true indications of a chicken addict is when you start doing "chicken math". Don't know what that is? Well do a search for chicken math on the BYC forum and you will see some definitions. [​IMG]

    But you will only truly understand it when your plan for "raising 4 chickens for eggs" turns into an order for 15 chicks (to save on shipping don't ya know) and your "coop with a most likely 4x10 run" turns into a much-larger-than-originally-planned coop with a 8x10 covered run and a second 12x18 sun run.[​IMG]

    (My husband stopped me before my 15 chick order with the wise advice of "let's ease the neighbors into this, okay?") [​IMG]

    I did order 9 chicks instead of the originally planned 4-6 (for eggs) lol. However he is building me a large coop with 2 runs that could potentially hold 30 - 40 birds and I am not sure he realizes it. [​IMG] Or, maybe, he's doing his own chicken math! [​IMG]
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
  9. raymarkson

    raymarkson Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 19, 2010
    Welcome! You are going to love raising chickens!
  10. ChicKat

    ChicKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Bellz, you are sooo smart to get chickens. There is nothing like the eggs your backyard chickens will produce. They are just better...hands down.

    Welcome, and best of luck with the plans for the coop, chickens and all that goes along with it. (Koi won't give you breakfast, but chckens will!) :O)

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