Long time chicken guy, new to the forum.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by IAMSWUTIMS, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. IAMSWUTIMS

    IAMSWUTIMS Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm located in N. San Diego County, CA. Very rural area with avocado farms, horses, and of course chickens and other farm animals. I've been raising chickens for about 20 years off and on. We lost a lot of our flock to the coyotes when we first moved here about 10 years ago. The property is now secure, and we built a killer coop. So we're getting back into increasing our flock again. We're also just now starting to grow our own mealworms.
    This is our coop at about the 90%stage of completion. I have since finished it to the 99% stage. I have now finished the paint and tiled to roof.
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    And the new babies. Four, I hope, hens.

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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    Love your new coop design!! Do you hire out?? [​IMG]

    Good luck with your new babies and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have a Veteran chicken farmer joining the flock [​IMG]



    That is a killer chicken coop with plenty of ventilation for the hot desert area in which you live [​IMG]
     
  4. IAMSWUTIMS

    IAMSWUTIMS Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the compliment. Self designed and built. I'm also a carpenter by trade.
    Thanks, but we're not in the desert. We're about 10 miles inland from the ocean with a very temperate climate.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Nice coop, do you have step by step photos you could post in the coops section??
     
  6. IAMSWUTIMS

    IAMSWUTIMS Out Of The Brooder

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    I did keep a photographic record of the process.
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Great coop!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Neat Coop!
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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