New Member from NJ

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rothgardens, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Rothgardens

    Rothgardens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, New to chicken raising.
    Just getting the chicken run and coop started. Picked up a Dog pen 8'x20' but took out a section and mounted on top to totally cage in the chickens. Now it is 8'x10' with two gates. Going to put the chicken coop off the back of the run through the gate, and fence around any openings. Got all the wood for the coop just need it to stop snowing to get outside and build it. I have a 4x4s to box out the chicken run and mount it to, so critters can't dig under as easy.[​IMG]
    (This in not where i'm raising the chickens, just a pic of the run)

    I'm looking to start out with 6 hens for egg laying . Thinking of getting white leghorns.

    I'm the youngest of four boys, raised up on 3 acres in the pine barrens of NJ. Now we have 9 kids between all my brothers and I, which is a lot to feed. We have four gardens with my family that we share. We grow tomato, peppers,lettuce, spinach, grapes, strawberries, blue berries, corn, peas, beans, squash, pumpkins, herbs, ect. Canning and preserving a lot of what we grow for our own use.
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    ( Smallest One of the Three gardens on this property)

    My brother already has 6+ chickens, but now I'm looking to start my own coop for my house.

    Looking forward to getting the coop done and chickens in.
     
  2. groleau6

    groleau6 Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like you are off to a great start. good luck and happy hatching
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Good luck with all your poultry adventures and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great to have you join.

    We use an old dog pen also for inter-grating new chicks/chickens into our current flock.

    If you plan on having any chicks/pullets in there, you will need to get some smaller fencing wire. Cause chicks will slip right through and pullets will get stuck. I just use zip ties to attach a 2 foot tall chicken wire around the bottom.

    Good Luck!
     
  5. Rothgardens

    Rothgardens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, got the wire to wrap the bottom of the cage for the pullets. Just need the weather to clear up for a day!
     
  6. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great to have another member from NJ on BYC!! Welcome to the forum!!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Yep, heard of the snow you've been having!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Yah, we seem to get more snow every couple of days - enough is enough!! In between we get - zero temps and very low wind chills.
     

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