New member from Hesperia, California

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hand4b, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. hand4b

    hand4b In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2016
    Hi, my name is Harry from Hesperia, California. A few months back, some of my next door neighbor's chickens kept migrating to my backyard that he had to come by to get them. He ended up selling those runaway chickens to me. As I didn't have a chicken coop built in my yard yet, I just let them free-ranging around my acre property. Then one morning when I got out to go feed the chickens, I was shocked to find all of them (4) lying dead on the ground. It was a very sad scene, I can't even describe how graphic their conditions were. Apparently, some predator came the night before to attack my poor chickens. After that horrible experience, I decided to build a chicken coop. My good neighbor sold me some of his chickens and gave some for free. I now have a total of eight chickens and looking forward to add more. I built a 10' X 12' coop with a 16' X 25' run. Hope to learn more about chickens here and to successfully raise them for eggs and meat as I am a total beginner. I will be posting some photos when I get to them.
  2. blairctchickens

    blairctchickens Chirping

    May 9, 2016
    North East Kansas
    [​IMG] From NE Kansas!!

    Sorry to hear your first experience went bad raising chickens. From what I read on your post you have a good start on your coop and run. there is lots of information hear to learn, just have to have the LOTS time to search all of it.[​IMG] Good luck on your Chickens Adventure!
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Harry, and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Harry, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community. Hope your second go round goes better. Sounds like you are well on your way with the coop and run. Best wishes and enjoy your flock! :)
  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello from Virginia, Harry, and welcome to Backyard chickens! I am glad you joined us, and I hope your second batch will be a bit safer than the last! Now you have something out there that knows you have juicy, succulent chickens out there, so you need to keep an eye out! Good luck!
  6. GingersHuman

    GingersHuman Songster

    Sep 23, 2016
    Hi and welcome from NC!
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Harry, hope things go better for you and your flock from here on. [​IMG]

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