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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jotaylor, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Jotaylor

    Jotaylor Chirping

    Feb 8, 2013
    Hi! I am Jo, and we live in Georgia just north of Atlanta. We have a flock of 7 hens. To go with those hens, we have 2 little girls, 2 dogs and 1 cat :) Check out our new coop we just built for our hens, it was a great improvement from our first design. We are just in love with our chickens! Its crazy, we started out with 1 white chicken that was given to us and she was just so cool we went and bought 2 more. Then just this week we got 4 more and its funny how they have just stolen our heart I thought I wouldn't like them, the smell the cleaning but its just not what you think its going to be. Our 4 new birds are laying fertilized eggs, so I am having fun and trying to incubate some just to see what happens. I doubt they will hatch but why not try. Please take a look at our birds and help us with the breeds. I will be adding more pictures as they get used to us and let me get closer. [​IMG]


  2. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Crowing

    Apr 13, 2011
    Fox Valley, IL
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Nice coop.

    Do you have predators in your area (raccoons, dogs, foxes, whatever?) If so, you'll need to use hardware cloth (welded wire), not chicken wire. The chicken wire just keeps the chooks in, it won't keep the bad guys out.
  3. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Songster

    Jan 27, 2012
    SW Ohio
    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC. That is a really neat coop you have built :) Have fun with your chickens
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. That is a nice coop - good advice about the hardware cloth. Good luck with the incubation.
  5. Aphrael

    Aphrael Songster

    Jan 21, 2013
    Hi and [​IMG]. That looks like a real nice coop. Good job! The one in the first pic in the door looks like it might be a Delaware to me. But I am new to this as well so I could very well be wrong. [​IMG]
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Jotaylor, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! That is a beautiful coop and a beautiful daughter! I'm not convinced that white chicken pictured with the other two is a Delaware - they usually have some black in the tail and in the neck area - could be but I don't think it is. The pic with the other white chicken - I think it is a Delaware. (Hope they weren't the same chicken)! The one behind the white one looks like a red sex-link (sometimes called a Red Star or a Cinnamon Queen). The one to the left looks like an Easter Egger - may lay an off-white, blue or green egg. So happy you are enjoying your birds!
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

  8. Jotaylor

    Jotaylor Chirping

    Feb 8, 2013
    Redsoxs, they aren't the same the chicken. Based on what you both said one is a Delaware and I think the solid white is an amber star or a white hybrid star?? One is an easter egger but in the month we have had her she hasn't laid 1 egg, and judging by her feet she isn't young. How will we know if she is done laying or if something is wrong, she doesn't seem to be molting either. She is so sweet too! Gargoyle, we do have to worry about coyotes, but we have 2 dogs, and smaller predators our awesome hunter cat will get (she really is amazing!) as for the chicken wire, we just have that under the roost bars so that we can have a poop collection area that the chickens won't get in. He put a door on it that will keep anything out. It just isn't pictured. Thank you all, my hubby is a very talented carpenter so this was a fun project for him and we think it has turned out beautiful!
  9. Carcajou

    Carcajou Songster

    Jul 3, 2012
    Delhi, New York
    [​IMG] and nice coop! Best of luck!
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009

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