New member from GA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rekles75, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. rekles75

    rekles75 Just Hatched

    Sep 2, 2016
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    My wife and I are new to chickens and have begun building our coop.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    Zero chicks as of know. Planning on 4-6 in the coming spring.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    Still deciding.

    (4) How did you find out about

    Google Search

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    Photography, 2A, Raised bed gardening, Traveling, Canoing and hiking

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    Its just the wife and I. We live just south of Atlanta GA. We have 2 dogs - Puppy (mixed pound puppy) and GiGi (Great Pyrenees) We are looking forward to getting to know as much as we can about keeping chickens.

    Derek and Emmy
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Derek & Emmy

    Glad you could join us here! It sounds like you are off to a good start there with your coop. Have you checked out our learning Center? Lots of great articles there that will help you get started.
    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new adventures, be sure to ask any questions. Everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  4. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Make yourself at home here, ask questions, join in discussions, participate in the contests...

    It's nice to have you here!
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] Welcome from a fellow Georgian, so glad you have joined us.

    How far below Atlanta - I'm about 90 miles south of Hot "Lanta - in south Monroe County.

    IMO spring chicks is the way to start - and already building a coop [​IMG] We started building when we got our babies and had to hustle to get it ready.

    Good luck with your new adventure.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2016
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. rekles75

    rekles75 Just Hatched

    Sep 2, 2016
    Yea!! A fellow Georgian!! LOL. Im in Henry Co. I get to Macon sometimes to go to Bass Pro. Or if I pass thru to go to Savannah. Yes, I wanted to get it built and test out any winterizing ideas I may come across before I get any chicks.
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Derek and Emmy, hope you will enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello! Welcome to Backyard Chickens!!!:frow

    I have been raising layers since March 15th, but I have raised broilers for about 4 years now
    I currently own 35 chickens
    I have Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, Silver and Gold laced Wyandottes, Partridge Plymouth Rocks, Welsummers, Leghorn, Speckled Sussex, Light Brahma. I think that is all.
    I kept on ending up on BYC via google searches.

    Have fun on BYC!!
  10. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    I'm very close to the Bass Pro Shop. Rarely do I ever go further up I75 than Stockbridge. Really don't envy y'alls traffic [​IMG]

    Winters should not be a real problem - just make sure you build to protect them from prevailing winds. We add a removable hard,clear plastic wind block on the west side of the run in the winter.

    Plan for freezing water issues -

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