New member from Kansas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by costello, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. costello

    costello Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a brief introduction.

    I'm new to raising chickens. I have four chicks I bought at a local farm supply store, and I've managed to keep them alive for 16 days now. [​IMG]

    I'm looking to buy a chicken tractor. The little chicks are growing fast and escaping their box. I found one on craigslist that looks promising: http://topeka.craigslist.org/grd/3697889676.html
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from a fellow Kansan, costello, and [​IMG]! Great to welcome fellow Kansas folks to BYC. Go Jayhawks!! What part of the state is home? If you've kept them alive for 16 days you must be doing something right! Good luck with the tractor. Do you have a coop ready to go?
     
  4. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC

    Good luck raising those chicks. Bet they are growing fast!
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  8. costello

    costello Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the welcome messages, folks! I haven't logged in for days, and I didn't notice I'd got so many responses. [​IMG]

    I'm from Lawrence, redsoxs. I don't have a coop yet. The guy in Topeka selling the tractor coop hasn't responded to my inquiries, so I guess I'm going to have to figure something else out. I'm not terribly handy, so I won't be able to build my own. Orsheln is selling coops of the right size, but they aren't tractors, which I have my heart set on. I think they could be modified to add wheels, so I may have to go that route.

    My chicks are growing fast (they're all still alive![​IMG]), so I'm feeling some pressure to get them outside in a coop. I don't want to leave them to run loose, because I live on a lot at a lake, and I don't wish to annoy the neighbors. [​IMG]

    I guess I'll see if I can find a section on this forum about coops and read what others are doing.

    Thanks for the warm welcome.
     
  9. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Kentucky [​IMG]
     

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