Just joined.....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JFDJason, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. JFDJason

    JFDJason In the Brooder

    Oct 16, 2018
    Just wanted to say hello to the community. My name is Jason Allen and my wife Melissa just moved to her farm where she grew up at back in November of 2016. The farm is located in Jordan, Minnesota just outside the Twin Cities metro area. She wanted animals right away but I thought I didn't. We had some friends that were willing to give us a few chickens so i thought what the heck.....I started to research what all was needed and realized that we had a old "play house" that was on the farm and not being used anymore. I converted it into the coop and it turned out awesome. I have built an automatic coop door as well as watering system. We were given 11 birds, all hens we thought, however one did turn into a rooster. We didn't know at the time we got them that one was a rooster so we had another friend of ours give us a rooster as well. The 11 hens and rooster are using the coop upstairs and run area. We have since then took ownership of 8 additional hens and have moved the other rooster with them. They are about 12 weeks old and are in the bottom of the coop that we will be free ranging those birds.

    I have attached a couple different pictures of the coop, before we got the birds and made the additional changes to it for the free range birds.

    Since the chickens came we now also have 3 rabbits and 2 ducks.

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  2. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Addicted To Birds

    Jul 8, 2018
  3. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Howdy Jason! :frow Welcome to our FUNomenal Flock! Best wishes and have lots of fun!
  5. H@tcher

    [email protected] Songster

    Oct 16, 2018
    South Alabama
    Hi Jason. Welcome from another new member. :)

    Nice coop. My coop doesn't have a fireplace. :hmm
  6. Welcome to BYC. I'm in northern Mass so I will be asking how your flock is doing through the winter.
  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi & :welcome Jason!

    Glad you could join us all here at BYC! Sounds like you are enjoying your new ventures. Enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
  9. Welcome to you as well. Your coop looks great.
  10. HenHouse4Life

    HenHouse4Life GrandmaOnDuty

    Mar 22, 2016
    Mid Michigan

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