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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mquimby15, May 8, 2016.

  1. mquimby15

    mquimby15 New Egg

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    New to the forum, not new to chickens. Grew up with them. Also took care of roughly 100 buff orpingtons while working on a farm. Set up my coop and began my run this week, it will be 20'×10'. Coop is 5'×6'. The chickens will be partially free ranged. A few hours late afternoon. They're currently in the coop, cool training. Plan to keep them there until Tuesday morning. They are 3 ISA Browns, 5 months old. They went into the coop today, and have laid 2 eggs. Waiting for Barred Rocks to hatch and I'll be adding 3 of them.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I'm sure that we will all look forward to you sharing your experience and knowledge with us - similarly, pics of your coop and run is also likely to help others out. With almost 400,000 members, there's always something new to learn and i hope that you enjoy being a member as much as the rest of us.

    Best wishes

    CT
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    I envy your experience, but don't envy tending a flock of 100 [​IMG].

    Good luck with your new flock, enjoy the forums.
     
  4. mquimby15

    mquimby15 New Egg

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    I could personally never own a flock that large. NO WAY!! They were free ranged from a large chicken tractor that we pulled around cow fields, once a week. That being said, as you can imagine there were countless losses to predators. My coop isn't much to speak of, but it's sturdy and secure. They'll only use it for laying, and roosting.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
     
  7. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
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  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC!
    Please make yourself at home!
     
  9. mquimby15

    mquimby15 New Egg

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome.
     

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