New member - 1st time coop owner - no hens yet

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by corgimom, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. corgimom

    corgimom Hatching

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    Hello! Love this site. Just picked up my coop yesterday. I have never raised chickens. I am a registered veterinary technician in Ohio. I live with my husband, 4 dogs and 2 cats.

    I research everything before I own it. Therefore, although I know what I would like to do, I am going to learn, learn, learn before I purchase my chickens. I have a 6x6 amish built coop. I am going to attach an enclosed run. The coop sits within my 1 acre fenced lot but I know there will be predators - in particular raccoons constantly trying to invade. So I am open to any and all suggestions regarding predator proofing. Fortunately I have at least 3 neighbors who have raised chickens or had coops in the past. I am able to learn a great deal from them. However, I know there is so much more to learn.

    I ultimately hope to have 3-4 hens NO ROOSTER!!

    Looking forward to researching this forum frequently.

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  2. thefamilyflock

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    [​IMG] from ct!
     
  3. SuziQ991

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    Hi Corgimom! Welcome to BYC! Lots to learn here. The "search" button is your friend LOL
     
  4. Darlasmum

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    [​IMG] from So Cal. A year ago I too was a search and plan-ohlic. I wanted good egg layers and friendly girls for my small back yard. I am so happy w/ my 2 BOs and 1 BR. Good luck- you are in for so much fun!
    Just noticed- 2 boxer people in a row- hee hee
     
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  5. Chickaholic

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    [​IMG] from Washington!!
     
  6. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Hi corgimom, so glad you joined us!

    Keep us posted with lots of stories and pics as you progress with your soon-to-be flock. Any questions, we're here to help!
     

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