New Member from East Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cbethard, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Cbethard

    Cbethard Hatching

    Mar 6, 2016
    Hey BYC i have been lurking for about a week on the forums and thought i would come out of the shadows. I am starting my first flock on 10 acres near Gilmer, Texas.

    I am starting with TSC "Pullets" Barred Rock and New Hampshire reds 4 of each to start, I say "pullets" like that because I have one that I am not sure of (actually im not sure about any of them) This one seems to be acting the protector role and has a more pronounced comb (Or it may be that she has white markings on the face and it just looks that way).... I have had them for a week today.

    I am brooding them in the newly constructed coop, Photo below. The Coop is 9 foot by 5 foot inside and about 5'10" tall. It is three foot off the ground (trying to make it harder on the foxes I have seen) and is inside a 9 X 16 aviary. It is a converted pole barn that I used to park my old tractor under.

    My Babies getting a little scratch time while I finished a few things on the coop.

    Coop during construction, The wall slats have been cut off at about the bottom of the door now.
    Mostly complete with the aviary up

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you join us. You seem to have things set up nicely for your little ones!

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area ( In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Your girls (we hope!) are going to like their new home! If you aren't sure of the gender of your birds, you can post photos and info such as age on this forum:
    Be sure to read the picture guidelines to be able to get the best chance at identifying.

    Have fun with your birds!
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the BYC flock
  6. UlmerChickens

    UlmerChickens In the Brooder

    Dec 23, 2015
    Welcome to BYC,
    You've come to the right place.
    If you have any specific questions be sure to ask because that is what BYC is all about.
    Since you are new here be sure to check out the learning center, They have loads of information that I am sure you'll enjoy.
    Good Luck!

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