New Portland, OR urban farmer


7 Years
May 19, 2012
Portland, OR
Hello, I'm Kyle, or Kile to help remember which Kyle. I moved into a house two years ago with a coop and I began my chicken farming then. I built them a larger run then and added to the flock myself. I've moved from there and now I have a chicken coop in my new backyard I built this spring. Here's a picture of me finishing my coop last weekend.

I'm building a strawberry garden on top of the coop for the roof. That's what that bulky thing is on top. the garden bed isn't ready so no pictures yet, but it's a functioning coop.
Behind that tarp you can see some grass growing. There's a 4ft by 20 ft space behind the garage I'm going to use for a run. This IS ALL I have for a backyard. my girlfriend is a few feet away at the porch.

Here's the little birdies when we brought them home. The white one is a blue bearded d'anver and behind her is a cochin. The one behind the board is the silkie rooster I'm trying to get rid of, so I didn't want him in the shot very much. I'm going to miss him.

that's all for now. If anyone nearby reads this, I'm interested in connected with some other small chicken farmers in the Portland area. :) I'm really interested in bantam breeds nowadays. thanks for reading.


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8 Years
Jun 28, 2011
Hello and welcome to BYC! Check out the "Where am I, Where are You?" section for peeps in your area.


8 Years
Aug 26, 2011
Hello and :welcome

Your pictures are awesome! Love the second one, it's so cute. :p And great idea with the strawberries on top of the coop.

Like sumi said, check out your state thread
I see a few folks from Portland.

Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have, and enjoy the site. :D


7 Years
Jan 28, 2012
I know it's probably a Portland coop when I see a green roof!

Welcome, and good luck with your flock. You're making good use of limited space, it looks like. I think you have good company, too....have you read Barbara Kilarski's book Keep Chickens? She was in PDX I believe and mentioned many other backyard flocks springing up around her. The book was a little thin on info and had some inaccuracies, but it had nice pics of local coops. I'm a big fan of the state threads here too - folks have been pretty helpful all around on BYC.

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