New Arizona flock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dirt4dinner, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Dirt4dinner

    Dirt4dinner New Egg

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    I figured I better introduce myself, since I am about to spend many hours reading through this site!

    My wife and I bought a new house in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area about 8 weeks ago. We have been talking about chickens since before we bought this house (we looked at a house with a coop when we were shopping).

    We have taken many hours reading up on this site and others about how to get our flock started and it all came together this weekend. We bought a slightly used coop on Craigslist yesterday. I spent the morning, adding a few screws, a roost bar, and re-shingling the roof.

    We picked up four beautiful hens this afternoon! We got two Buffs, two B.Rocks, and one Delaware. They are all between 20 and 25 weeks, and very attractive!

    Today has been introduction day to our large backyard, and our dogs...and our tortoise!

    It was a reliefe to see the dogs were only slightly intersted...and actually comical to see that the tortoise was the most curious. He walked all over the yard trying to get close to the flock. Thankfully all they have to do is walk away...he is a tortoise after all!

    Anyways, today was great and we are super excited about our new flock.

    Thanks already for the great tips.
     
  2. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Coop10X

    Coop10X Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to the area from another new outlaw city chicken rancher...Somewhere south of South Mountain.

    Regards, Coop.
     
  7. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! So glad to have you aboard. Best of luck with the new chickens!

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  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, Dirt4dinner and [​IMG]. Happy you joined our flock. Best of luck to you and enjoy BYC!! [​IMG]
     

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