New Australian member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dkgiles, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. dkgiles

    dkgiles New Egg

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    Hi,

    Just introducing ourselves. We are a family of four with 2 pre-teenage girls and we are just about to start out with a flock of 4 ISA Browns at around 8 weeks of age.

    Last weekend was spent preparing the run for the chickens. After reading many threads on this forum we decided to go with sand as the base for the run (about 3-4" deep).

    The coop is scheduled to arrive (flat packed kit) this week and we will be setting it up over the weekend. It will be placed on concrete pavers with a border of 4" high 2x4 running around the inner perimeter with sand used as the base for the coop as well.

    A photo of the run:
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    The coop we went with is the same as the one in the ad here: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/dand...ken-coop-for-up-to-6-chicken-ch033/1064894451

    I've found the info on this site extremely helpful and hope to gain some more info as we go down the journey.

    Cheers.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I think you will enjoy using sand. I am a huge fan of sand and use it in the coop, run and even in the nest boxes!! Very easy to maintain, helps to repel flies, absorbs poop smells and the thing I like about it is you can hose it down in the summer on those hot days and it keeps their feet really cool. Cool feet mean cool birds. Nice coop!!

    Enjoy this new journey you are on and if you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chooks is a wonderful experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chooks. Isa Brown is one of many labels under which some hatcheries market their Red Sex Links (a very prominent label in Australia), which are produced by crossing a red gene rooster with a silver gene hen. Not only can the resulting offspring by sexed by color from hatching, they are egg laying machines, outlaying either parent breed. It's one of the interesting quirks of hybridization. You should get loads of eggs from those four ladies. :eek:) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. N F C

    N F C gobble gobble Premium Member Project Manager

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