New guy from RI

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Papakeith, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Papakeith

    Papakeith Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    I haven't raised a chicken in close to 30 years. When I was a teen, I helped my brother raise turkeys, laying hens, and roasters. With all of that time passing, I'm pretty much right back to newbie status. That's OK, I'm learning something new all over again [​IMG].

    I'm looking to get about a dozen RIR crosses to start with. I've got a converted horse stall that will serve as my coop. Actually, it's an old chicken coop that I converted to a horse barn 8 years ago; how's that for irony?
    With any luck, I'll be able to get rid of my overflow at my family's farm stand. Time will tell. I should have my chickens by sometime next week if all goes well.

    I'm off to read now. . . Thanks for setting up this board. It's incredibly helpful for us newbies.

    Keith
     
  2. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Tampa, Flodia.....pic would be nice [​IMG]
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy, from Kansas, Keith and [​IMG]. You sound a lot like me - back in the chicken game after a long layoff and looking for knowledge! Thank goodness for BYC! [​IMG]
     
  4. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

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  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello Keith and welcome to BYC from Ohio! [​IMG]
     
  6. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  7. Papakeith

    Papakeith Out Of The Brooder

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    I looked through my phone and was able to find one outside picture of the barn. Here ya go.


    [​IMG]

    Once I get everything sorted I'll post more I'm sure.

    thanks for the welcome.

    Keith
     
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  8. Papakeith

    Papakeith Out Of The Brooder

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    found one more. this one is looking into the barn through the doorway. The wall with the stall front on it is the old exterior wall. The second opening is where the chickens will be residing.


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  9. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
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    [​IMG] & color me jealous! I want a barn, too!!!
     

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