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New member from Utah!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Zach Hawkins, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Zach Hawkins

    Zach Hawkins New Egg

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    Hi I'm from Spanish Fork, Utah and recently joined the backyard chicken club. We purchased 4 chicks from our local Cal-ranch store a couple weeks ago (2 Buff Orpingtons and 2 barred Plymouth Rocks). So far we are loving it! My 3 year old is fascinated with them and loves telling his friends about his chickens. This is by far the most helpful site I have found when trying to get info on how to raise chickens. We are excited for fresh eggs in the future :) Pictured below are the baby chicks when we first got them (they have tripled in size since then and have many feathers coming in) and the coop that I built. I'm proud to say the coop only cost $45 total!
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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. Love the coop! However you might want to replace the chicken wire with hardware cloth. Chicken wire keeps chickens in but not predators out.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Zach, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us!! Super coop! And a great buy at that! Good luck to you and your birds!!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    [​IMG] from New Mexico!

    What cutie pies!! Nice coop as well. Enjoy the forums.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    X2 on the hardware cloth - you could just add it on over the chicken wire, at least on the bottom 2-3 feet of run.
     
  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. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Great coop - I second what Kevin has to say about the hardware cloth - welcome to BYC, and good luck with your flock.
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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