New member from Pittsburgh area

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bobrut, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. bobrut

    bobrut Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm an old crow that got adopted by a stray rooster last Jan., he just wondered on our place out here in the boonies. Since then I have added a coop, 3 RIR s and a couple of mix breed hens. Put a roof over part of the fenced in area, 10x10 and they all decided that the rafter was a good place to sleep. I have to admit I am having a good time with the girls, they are fun to watch. One of the reds really likes to be held and petted, I call her cuddles, she also gives me a egg almost every day. Of the 5 girls I average 3 eggs a day, sometimes I get a '4 egg day'. I hope I am ready for winter, I put up LED string lights and enclosed the fence with tarps, they seem quite happy. Oh, I also have 2 sons, both got outa of the army a couple of years ago, one is now a fireman in Rochester NY and the other is a foreman on a drilling team. They both had tours in the sandbox, glad they are home. Been married to a little Irish gal for 37 years now. Did my time with Uncle Sam back in '69 - '72, retired now.
  2. N F C

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

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Nice to have you join us and glad you're enjoying your birds. Thank you and your son's for serving.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join us. Thank you, and your sons, for your service to our country, and congratulations on getting your flock. My wife and I have been married for 39 years, and I've been retired for 6 years now and just raising chickens. :eek:) It's a great way to spend retirement. As for you chickens in winter, just make sure that their coop is well ventilated to get moisture from building up in it, draft free, and dry. Feathers are wonderful insulators, and moisture is a much greater danger than cold. I've raised chickens where winter temperatures dropped to 30 F below zero, and with a dry, draft free coop, they did just fine. I've never used any supplemental light or heating either. Too often heat lamps are the cause of fires, and if you do use supplemental lighting, have the extra lighting on early in the morning, not at dusk, which can mess up their laying cycles. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
  5. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2013
    [​IMG]Welcome to BYC and many thanks to you and your sons for your service to our country! I hope you enjoy your chickens as much as I enjoy mine! If you have any questions feel free to ask.
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!
  8. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2014
    Sanilac County,Michigan
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you and your sons for your time in service. Glad you joined the BYC flock [​IMG]
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

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