New Member form NW Georgia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Silver Hill, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Silver Hill

    Silver Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Folk..I just joined BYC, want to say hello and look forward to learning more about backyard chickens. My wife and I are retired and live on a small 10 acre farm. My wife has horses, barrel races and ask me to get some chickens, so we got chickens.
    I ordered and received my chicks April 29th. I have 15 Buff orpingtons, 14 hens, 1 rooster, 5 Black Australorps hens and one Easter egger gift chicken.
    I built a coop this past winter at the horse barn with a 14X36 run covered with bird netting using lots of ideas from lurking here. The coop is built under a shed roof with a concrete floor covered with pine shavings and an automatic door that turns them out to the run. It has a roost with a poop board below and 10 nest boxes on the opposite wall that have been covered until yesterday.
    We started opening the gate to the run at 10 AM in June and they free range inside a ten acre area inclosed with 54" tall diamond mesh fence. The rooster crowed at 20 weeks old, he got fresh with a hen for the first time 3 days back and I found our first egg yesterday on the poop board at noon. I removed the cover from the nest boxes last night, filled them with pine shavings and placed a ceramic egg in each box. No egg at ten this morning, went back at noon and had our second egg in a nest box!
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    That's pretty much my chicken story, Thanks for having us!
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
     
  3. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to Back Yard Chickens ! [​IMG]
     
  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Your coop, run, etc. sound very well thought out. We will have to come to you for advice. Welcome to Backyard chickens- hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
     
  6. georgiayankee

    georgiayankee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome ..SE Georgia here...I love collecting eggs especially when I'm not expecting them..lol:)
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Congrats on your first eggs, that's always an exciting event.

    If you'd like to meet other members in GA, you can find them here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/121387/yo-georgians
    It can be helpful to touch base with others having the same weather concerns, finding swap meets and breeders, etc.

    Thanks for joining us!
     

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