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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SanteeRuss, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. SanteeRuss

    SanteeRuss New Egg

    Dec 7, 2015
    Hi, I'm Russ from San Diego, CA. I had chickens many years ago, along with rabbits, and now I'm thinking about getting chickens again. Last time I was given 8 adult hens and a laying cage that I hung under a canopy I built. Not the nicest conditions, now that I think of it.. Now I'm thinking of turning my large dog run into a chicken run and either building a coop inside of it or attached to it. Since it's only two of us, I don't need many eggs but I like the idea of having hens to feed my worms and extra garden veggies to. I have 3 large garden plots and two established worm farms that do much of my recycling and provide me with great fertilizer and compost for my gardens. I long ago gave away my cages, waterers, feed buckets, etc, so I'm starting from scratch again. I don't have any chicks yet so I'm taking my time, doing my research and doing it right. I look at the chickens as contributing members of my family :) Anyway, any San Diego/East County folks that want to meet up sometime or have any local resources for the supplies and hens for a new beginner, please let me know.. I'm also thinking about raising mealworms to feed the hens/fish with, but one step at a time..

    Thanks for reading..

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hello, Russ, welcome to BYC. Type 'California' in the search bar at the top of the page - do an on site search and locate the California threads and your 'neighbors'.
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Russ. Glad you decided to join our flock. Definitely take advantage of BYC members in your area using the search bar as sourland suggested. Also, if you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
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  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. You may also want to check out the predator threads - so you will know how to secure coop and runs.
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


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