New BYC member in Spanish Fork, UT

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheDimmicks, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. TheDimmicks

    TheDimmicks New Egg

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    Hello Backyard Chicken members! My name is Scott Dimmick from Spanish Fork, Utah. We've had chickens for four years. We built a new home on a half-acre+ lot last year and have tripled the size of our flock. I have benefited from countless advice here on the BYC forums and thank all of you for sharing your experiences and advice. Here are some pictures of the new coop, run, garden, and nesting boxes.


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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC!
    Please make yourself at home!
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    Nice looking coop, run, raised garden beds and nest boxes.

    Just wondering - do you have any issues with hawks there?
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice setup. I would suggest a run cover of some type to keep out raptors, climbers and other preds but also to provide shade since there are no trees around to do that.
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! We are glad to have you. Nice looking coop.
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I have loved looking at your pics, very nice! Enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] That is a very nice set-up! I second the advice for some cover/shelter for the birds. Both for shade and for birds of prey. Enjoy the site!
     
  8. TheDimmicks

    TheDimmicks New Egg

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    I do have strong aviary netting (batting cage net) hung over the entire run, actually. You can see the netting, kind of, in this picture. The picture I posted above was taken before we put it up. I also have 3 foot high 1/2" hardware cloth running around the bottom of the fence and buried 18" deep in the ground to deter digging predators.

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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Hey, I live in Spanish Fork! Welcome! Have you been to the Utah thread? Go check it out...nice set up!
     

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