my husband thought he was henpecked already!- new chick-parent in CT

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by stacecakes, May 5, 2009.

  1. stacecakes

    stacecakes New Egg

    May 3, 2009
    Hi! My husband and I and our daughter (1 year old) have been talking about getting chickens for a while now- when we bought the house, our property is actually assessed as having a chicken coop on site although we didn't see one anywhere.
    We started work on our coop over the weekend and picked up 8 chicks last night. We have 5 sex link "red" pullets and 3 "straight-line" RIR (hoping for 1 roo, 2 pullets there, but you get what you get). I'm using quotes for the terms I'm still not 100% sure of. They're currently residing in a tarp and wood shaving lined bathtub, covered with screens and a heatlamp.

    This site's been a godsend so far in helping us clarify what we're looking for and how to make it happen. We got a lot of ideas from the coop designs page and I've enjoyed the forums so far when I get links back to them on google searchs of new questions as they arise. We're hoping for some eggs in addition to all natural pest control and fertilizer. Wish us luck!
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
  3. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  5. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    [​IMG] from Sweet Home Alabama. You will love this site and soon be as addicted as the rest of us. [​IMG]:gig
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  7. chickaddict

    chickaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    I am also in ct. Welcome and watch out this is an extremely addicting site
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
  9. MooseHillFarm

    MooseHillFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    Welcome! There's a lot of chicken people in CT and we have get togethers at various BYC member's homes. Look under CT chicken stock, summer 2009 for the next one.
  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington.
    Keep looking for that invisible coop, you may need it someday. [​IMG]


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