New member from southern illinois

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ihc1256, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. ihc1256

    ihc1256 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 29, 2015
    southern illinois
    Hello; I thought I join you chicken people instead of just reading your post. I am retired for five years from const. and farming and my wife will retire in three more years from teaching. We have four grown children and eight grandchildren. We had chickens all of our lives until two years ago when a mink got all them. Built a new chicken house and will get 25 in about 2 weeks. Cant wait till their here. I hope everybody will bear with me on the computer, for its not one of my favorite things to use.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and back to keeping chickens. As for the computer, this is a pretty easy site to navigate. If I can manage, [​IMG] I'm sure that you can.
  3. CLSranch

    CLSranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2015
    NE OK
    Howdy and Welcome to BYC. Watching the farm is a good way to retire. I've been doing nothing but that lately. Only problem is I'm young and not retired. I have to go back to work soon. Great vacation though.
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    HI :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! That's great to hear that you are starting again with chickens. Sorry to hear you lost your previous flock to a mink. Predator attacks sure can be devastating, I had it happen and was an awful experience.

    We were all new once and I'm sure once you get the knack of BYC there will be no stopping you. I blundered my way round at first but soon got the hang of it. It is a great site and I'm sure you will enjoy being here very much.

    Good luck with your new flock in the future :frow
  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You may want to consider using 1/2" hardware cloth to replace any flimsy chicken wire. Minks, snakes etc, would probably not being to squeeze through the openings, but, you also have to secure openings around gates, and fill in any holes around the coop as well.
  7. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    What breed of chickens are you getting? It's nice you're getting back to poultry, they are fun little animals (not to mention, the eggs are great).

    Thanks for joining us!
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  9. ihc1256

    ihc1256 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 29, 2015
    southern illinois
    I am getting 6 rhode island reds and 6 leghorns. Also 6 each of barr rocks and buff orpintons and one surprise roo. My old chicken house was at least 50 years old and the mink got in through the floor. My new one is like fort knox with concrete floor and two pop holes with one with a chicken guard. I haven't got my run done yet but I will have a little time.
  10. ihc1256

    ihc1256 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 29, 2015
    southern illinois
    I will take some pictures of my new coop, and have my son or my wife help me load them.

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