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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DisasterGuy, May 1, 2016.

  1. DisasterGuy

    DisasterGuy In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2016
    Eastern Shore of MD
    I figure I will do a short intro here. We recently started our new flock on our new urban homestead. We live "in town" on almost exactly 1 acre. We have started planting a 50x100 patch this year and started our flock with 6 Red Sex Links (ISA Red) for egg production. This past week we also picked up some Buff Orpington week old chicks and Black Australorp day old chicks that are in the brooder.





    Our hen house is courtesy of a family member that downsized their flock and we have enclosed it in a 12x20 covered run. For next year we will likely expand or replace the hen house and add tunnels.


    We are also planning to start building a loft to start some white homing pigeons (release doves) this summer.

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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I have really enjoyed reading your intro and looking at your pics. Your chicken journey seems to be coming on really well and I wish you the very best of luck with them in the future.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    All the best
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens. I would be remiss if I didn't point out that chicken wire only keeps chickens inside, it does nothing keep predators outside. The gold standard for fencing is 1/2" hardware cloth. It costs more, lasts much longer, and cannot be ripped part like flimsy poultry wire. It does need to be 'securely" fastened to framework (not zip tied) and run from ground up about 18" high around inside the wire you have now.

    Please check out the predator threads for more advice on keeping your flock safe.

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