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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lynns Chicks, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. Lynns Chicks

    Lynns Chicks In the Brooder

    Oct 19, 2014
    I was raised on a farm and there were always chickens, pigs, cow, dogs and cats around when I was growing up. I always thought my parents were crazy raising chickens when they were older, why not just go out and buy your eggs? Now I realize the joy of raising and talking to my chickens. My husband and I built our chicken pen and coop. We added on a run, built around a muddiness vine. I am adding pictures. Notice the feeder, it is a bird feeder I got at Tractor Supply. I think it is very cute and it does the job great. I also added a cabinet garage door that I had left from a kitchen remodel that I put between the coop and the run that I can open and close as needed. I kept my smaller chickens separated with this for a while.



    I have been enjoying reading all about chickens on this site.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I've had chickens for 4 months

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Six
    (3) What breeds do you have?Two 5 month old
    Dominiques, two 5 month old and two 2 month old Australorps.

    (4) How did you find out about the internet

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? camping, fishing, yard sales

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    My husband and I have two grown children and 4 grandchildren. We have one dog, two cats and 6 chickens. I drive a special needs bus and my husband is the monitor on the bus. We love all the special children on our bus and our job.
  2. Lynns Chicks

    Lynns Chicks In the Brooder

    Oct 19, 2014
    Stupid auto correct, who ever heard of a muddiness vine, should be muscadine vine.
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Very lovely coop and run! Love the idea of a wild bird feeder to feed your chickens! Never thought of that. Great idea!

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Thanks for the pics. You have a very good and thorough introduction. Your coop looks very nice, but you might want to consider replacing the chicken wire with hardware cloth, or else attaching hardware cloth over the chicken wire as there are just too many predators that can either tear through chicken wire or squeeze through the openings in the mesh. Hardware cloth is more expensive than chicken wire, but it is cheaper than replacing your flock. Hardware cloth has saved many chicken owners a lot of tears. Black Australorps are my favorite breed. I've raised them for years and they are extremely hardy, calm and gentle (my children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets of them), and excellent layers of large, brown eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Cute flock!:)
  8. farm316

    farm316 Songster

    Jul 28, 2014
    Hello!! [​IMG] ... My name is Farm316 and I specialize in Ducks, But do have 18 chickens,
    2: Black sex-links
    2: Yellow Comets
    4: Rhode Island Reds
    1: Gray Polish
    2: White Brahmas
    2: Gray Brahma's
    1: Rooster Americauna- Easter egger
    1: Female Americauna
    3: Unknown breeds

    If you would like to see my farm here is a URL
    That has 13 of my chickens... (i haven't gotten any of my Brahmas or Americauna's)

    I have been on BYC for 3 months and I love it!
    I hope that you have found some amazing advice from our knowledge!

    Sincerely Farm316.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014
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  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]

    Nice flock!
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

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