New Member from Southeast Ohio

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rewster, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Rewster

    Rewster Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 28, 2015
    Southeast Ohio
    Hello to all.

    I am new to the site but have of course "lurked" here many times. I have found the answers to a couple of problems I have experienced with my flock.
    From respiratory infection to the latest infestation of worms, I have found the remedies here, and I thank all of you for your help.

    About me, I am a retired LE Officer from SE Ohio. I have kept chickens for the last 8 or 9 years. I have Buff Orphingtons, a Blue
    Cochin named Norma and 7 Red sex links. They live in a 6 by 8 coop I built myself.

    I am planning to add about another 20 chickens this fall so this involves a new coop. I applied for and received financial approval
    from the CFO (my wife) for the new coop so I am searching the web and local lumber companies for ideas.

    I have read several threads here and find them interesting, sometimes entertaining and always instructional. I know, that I know very
    little about chickens and am always learning about them.

    I live on a small farm (3.5 acres) that also contains 2 dogs (a Great Dane and Yorkie), 2 pygmy goats, 2 ducks, too many fish in my pond to count and about half a million honeybees.

    My favorite saying is "When you are retired, everyday is Saturday"

    Thanks for having me.

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  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Dave, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Thank you for such a nice introduction, pleasure to meet you. You have some nice birds...I bet you're getting plenty of eggs from the 7 RSL girls. We have 3 in our mixed flock and they are great layers.

    You'll find plenty of coop ideas here so do some browsing and take the bits and pieces that work best for you.

    Here's a link to your state thread if you would like to drop in and say hello to your fellow Buckeyes:

    Nice to have you here!
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hello, Dave, welcome to BYC, and good luck with the coop building and flock expansion. I know all about approval from the CFO.
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  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Dave. Glad you decided to join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joinging. :eek:) I'm glad the members here at BYC have been of help to you. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at There is loads of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    It's a pleasure to meet you Dave. Have you checked out the "Coops" forum for ideas? Loads of coops of every type, size and style - maybe something to interest you.

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