Mini-homesteader in the making

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tomtommom, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Tomtommom

    Tomtommom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I live in the beautiful town of Montevallo, Alabama with my two sons (12 months and 4 1/2) and their dad.

    I've grown up in Holland, where my mom grew our own fruits and veggies. She planted the seed for a love of self sufficiency.

    Now, I'm not about to start knitting socks out of the fur of my cats.. But we do enjoy growing vegetables and I have been wanting to add my own eggs to that for YEARS. I like doing things basic. If it's too much bells and whistles, I get kind of overwhelmed. I do research very, very well before I do anything (too much sometimes, I get myself discouraged).

    Anyway. I have been sketching coops for a year now.

    My final plan is for a raised 4x4 coop, with an attached 10x4 run with a chicken bridge to an enclosed blue-kiddie-pool-compost-pile playground. I want about 3-4 chickens. If they become tame enough, I do have a large fenced in yard, so they can come stretch their legs every once in a while (and pick some cut worms out of my pathetic lawn haha)

    This will be the year!
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Welcome to BYC!!!! :)
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, tomtommom, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Best of luck to you and your poultry plans!!
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. Carcajou

    Carcajou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and best of luck!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Good luck with the 'mini homestead'. Study the forum, ask questions and you will succeed. Welcome to the BYC community.
     
  9. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Highland County Ohio and God Bless!!!
     
  10. VentuckyChick

    VentuckyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Southern California!
     

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