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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickencoop57, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. chickencoop57

    chickencoop57 Chirping

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    Hello everyone! My name is Eloy and I live in Pipe Creek, Tx, about 35 miles NW of San Antonio. I had chickens about 20+ years ago but moved to the city. Now I'm back in the country. :) I bought 3 Leghorns and 3 Rhode Island Red chicks about 4 months ago. I raised them in a big cage, for about 2 months, while building the coop and the run. Shouldn't be much longer before they start laying. I also decided to get six more chicks, so I got 2 Wyandotte, 2 Dominique and 2 Orpington's, for my wife. They're in the cage until big enough to be put with the others in the coop. My wife and I used to buy yard egg's from other folks but at $4- $5.00 a dozen, well we went back to buying them at the store. Needless to say, we eat a lot of eggs. Then we decided how wonderful it would be to have our own chickens. So Ya La, here we are with our own, just awaiting for them to lay! :) Sure the coop and run were expensive to build but I did it a little at a time and I don't mind saying, it turned out pretty nice from just looking at pics on Pinterest, where is also were I found yall. Oh, by the way, my occupation is a CNA/Caregiver for Texas Home Health.
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello Eloy and welcome to BYC and your return to chickens. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  3. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    Welcome Eloy to BYC so eggcited to have you here with us
     
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  4. A.M. Eggs

    A.M. Eggs Songster

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    Welcome to BYC! "This is the place with the helpful chicken folks!"
     
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    Hen Pen Jem Crowing

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  6. dnhdaddy

    dnhdaddy In the Brooder

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    Hello Eloy and welcome to BYC as well! I've learned in a short time that the members here are amazing and full of great information if you need it.

    Any pics of the coop??
     
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  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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  8. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Eloy, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    That's a big coop and run you must be building!
     
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  9. chickencoop57

    chickencoop57 Chirping

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    Thank you, Pork Pie! :)
     
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  10. chickencoop57

    chickencoop57 Chirping

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    No Dobielover, I'm just not a carpenter. Lol, Its only a 4'wx8'L coop but tall enough to stand in, with extended nesting box. The run is only 8'x8'x6' for now. I'll put up pics, soon.
     
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