New Member in Jax Fl

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WSJim, Oct 23, 2019.

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  1. WSJim

    WSJim In the Brooder

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    Hey everyone,

    My next project for my grandkids is a chicken coup. The only thing I've not yet decided is to get pullets now, or wait until spring when the weather warms up.

    I thought we'd get 6 heritage Rhode Island Reds, and 1 Blue Bell and 1 Americauna. This so we can send "Easter eggs" home with the kids...so their breakfast will always be a little special.

    We live in NE Florida so our winters are cooler than the peninsula, but just as hot.

    My grandparents had two industrial chicken houses, so Im somewhat familiar with yardbirds, but I'm sure I'll have many questions.

    -Jim 11760152_10153444998762731_5278939464934554436_n.jpg
     
  2. FortCluck

    FortCluck Crowing

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  3. N F C

    N F C Moderator

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    :welcome

    Hi Jim, it's nice to have you here with us! It may be a bit difficult to find chickens this time of year but in the spring, you'll have a wide variety to choose from. Check out the buy-sell-trade forum as a possible source.
    Buy ~ Sell ~ Trade

    Best of luck!
     
  4. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello Jim and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location under your avatar (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  6. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Wrangler

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    Hi Jim and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
     
  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy Jim :frow Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Good morning, Jim, and welcome to BYC.
     
  9. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Jim, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I would spend the winter building a very well ventilated coop on high, draining ground with an attached run with a solid roof to help keep the run dry. Use 1/2" hardware cloth to keep out the predators. Focus on the best housing you can. THEN get chicks or started pullets to raise in the spring.
     
  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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