I should have said no way!!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Steven Bussell, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Steven Bussell

    Steven Bussell Songster

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    My wife has wanted chickens for many years.
    Well I figured two years ago I would build her a low budget coop using mostly reclaimed materials.
    I spent almost a year researching chicken's and their special needs.
    I just accidentally found you guys 3 months ago. I have learned more in 3 months from just cursing BYC than all the other research I have done .
    Long story short. Me being me. I when way over board. Way over budget. I wired it with a light and plug inside it. Thanks to you guys I'm able to now justice it to my wife .
    I have a porch light . Hay loaf and storage. But because of you guys I'm able to show my wife that they are a must have. Insulation in roof and walls. It was 96 outside and only 85 inside. Thanks again to BYC i was able to install ventilation that I haven't thought was important.
    I have never raised chickens or ducks.
    And because they are relying on us I believe I need to become educated on the does , don'ts and could happen.
    Her wants has became my passion.
    We are now responsible for 5 chick's and 3 ducklings.
    They just turned 2 weeks old!!!!
    I'm almost done with the 160 gal filter system for the 50 gal pond. I'm trying to filter and reuse every gal of pond water while keeping a clean and clear pond. Want water I do have to drain will be pumped to our garden and trees.
    Thanks for allowing me to become part of a great community.
     

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  2. gtaus

    gtaus Songster

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    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC forums. Hope to hear more about your project. This is also my first years with laying hens, and I find the great people here on BYC are willing to give all kinds of good advice - although maybe conflicting at times. So I just go with what I think may work for my location and needs.
     
  3. What a terrific hubby you are! That's a nice looking coop, too.
     
  4. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us! Beautiful coop and awesome job!
     
  5. Celticdragonfly

    Celticdragonfly Crowing

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    WOW! Welcome to BYC. I'm impressed with what you've done! I do hope you write up your coop and share it in our coop articles.
     
  6. Perris

    Perris Crowing

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    hello @Steven Bussell ! welcome to BYC :frow
    how lucky your chickens, ducks, and wife are!!!
     
  7. Eggscaping

    Eggscaping Enjoying Life!

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    Welcome to BackYardChickens! So glad to have you here in our wonderful community of friendly, helpful, knowledgeable people! Looks like you've done very well, even 'uneducated'. Your wife is a lucky lady!
     
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Nice job on the coop! Chicken's are addicting, and I think that you will make a good flock master too!
     
  9. starri33

    starri33 Crowing

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    :welcome To BYC, in the research I did before getting chickens I was finding all of my information here :) something that I've found to be really helpful is finding the forum in my own state.. AZ, the ladies and gentlemen there have been a great source as they know the challenges of our area, desert where it can get to 110 or more.
     

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