Is this the place for intros?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by pacanis, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. pacanis

    pacanis Out Of The Brooder

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    I all, came aboard from the other BYC board. Nice folks, shady site since going yuku....
    Some of you know me (more or less [​IMG]), but for those that don't I'm a noob to chickens learning on the fly more or less. From PA. I got five hens from My Pet Chicken last spring, it took them 31 weeks to start laying, now I'm swimming in eggs [​IMG]
    No problems with them growing up, but I always have lots of questions. Fortunately your site has a LOT of available info and a nice search engine. So I'll try not to bug y'all too much.

    The coop
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    A shot of the inside shortly after moving the girls in
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    late last fall at 31 weeks
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    Anyway, HI!
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  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Welcome! What a nice coop!
     
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Welcome to our world. It's nice to have you!
     
  4. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Hello and welcome! Those are some pretty chickies! I like your coop, too. I'm still hashing out plans for my chicks and coop, so still learning a lot from everyone.
     
  5. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Welcome! You have a lovely set-up and beautiful birds!
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Hello and Welcome, Pacanis!
    Glad you made it.
    Your birdies and coops are really nice.
     
  7. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Pacanis, I'm new here too and learning lots.
    great coop! Question on your fence, the poles just stick deep into the ground without digging holes first? if so I like that is it strong enough for say a dog to throw his weight onto?
    Caroline
     
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  8. pacanis

    pacanis Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome and comps!

    BSC, I hashed out plans for my coop for a year! Which design, how many birds did I really want to get, insulated or not... Finally i just started sawing and hammering or I probably still wouldn't have chickens [​IMG] I actually had my chicks first, so I had to get it done.

    ncaroline, They are called T-posts and hammer into the ground. People use them a lot for snow fences, too. Their somewhat strong, but the little yard is not predator proof, the fencing just rests on the ground. I pulled the posts out once and moved them slightly to give the chickens fresh grass last year, but that's a lost cause. The girls need a bigger area, which will come this spring. I work at home and they are close to the house, but I do leave from time to time.... it's a bit of a concern and I may make something a little stronger.
    I close them in every night though.

    Glad to be here SC. Got your PM, but I would have had to log in to read it and that wasn't happening [​IMG]
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hey, Pac, good to see you here now!
     
  10. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Pacanis, well they sound great for a temporary run though! Sound easy enough too...thanks
     

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