New Portland, OR urban farmer

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kile, May 31, 2012.

  1. Kile

    Kile Hatching

    4
    0
    7
    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.
    [​IMG]

    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.

    [​IMG]

    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.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

    43,519
    568
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG]
     
  3. [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    20,239
    183
    348
    Jun 4, 2010
    Alabama
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    17,486
    123
    371
    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    38,754
    19,731
    1,182
    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC! Check out the "Where am I, Where are You?" section for peeps in your area.
     
  7. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    17,155
    297
    348
    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
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/48/oregon
    I see a few folks from Portland.

    Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have, and enjoy the site. :D
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

    20,708
    6,125
    627
    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  9. Adenium

    Adenium Songster

    433
    11
    101
    Jan 28, 2012
    Connecticut
    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.
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    12,404
    557
    386
    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Hi, [​IMG] from California!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: