New Jersey Newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rachelkay06, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. rachelkay06

    rachelkay06 New Egg

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    Hello all! I'm new to chickens and to New Jersey. Very happy to have moved to such a chicken friendly area! I finally got my little flock started. I have 3 two-week old English Orpingtons and 2 eight-week old Easter Eggers. I got them from a nice local woman who said the Orpingtons are from her "silver laced project" lol so I'm excited to see what they eventually look like!

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  2. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    Welcome to BYC, chickens, and NEW JERSEY!!!! :woot :weee :celebrate
    I'm from north Jersey. :D
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Wow, very nice coop and run!! I would however, replace that chicken wire with hardware cloth, just in case. Chicken wire is pretty flimsy. Coons, shunks other varmints can chew right through it, hawks can dive right through it, snakes, rats and mice can get through the holes. Even small wild birds can get through and you don't want them drinking or eating out of your birds dishes.

    Anyway, enjoy your poultry adventures! If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

    Welcome to our roost! :)
     
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  4. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    [​IMG] @rachelkay06 ! And to New Jersey! Very cute chicks! And a nice coop/run! Glad you joined the flock!
     
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  5. rachelkay06

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    Thanks! I'm in South Jersey, land of the "tomato pickers" I'm told lol
     
  6. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    Atlantic Ocean every day! :woot
     
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  7. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    [​IMG]Glad you started your chicken keeping adventure! It will be very fun (and additive! LOL [​IMG])
     
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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  9. rachelkay06

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    Thank you! I was wondering if it should be reinforced. The top of the run is shingled roof. The bottom has no type of protection though and there's about a one inch gap by the back wheels. I like that it is move able, but my property backs to woodlands with plenty of wildlife... so I'm not sure if I should add something to the underneath or edges as well?

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  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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