New to BYC - Coop in progress and picking up the chickens in 3 weeks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Billpk1, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Billpk1

    Billpk1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Everyone,

    My name is Bill Kennedy, I live in Newfoundland, Canada. Last October my wife and I moved into my Grandparents old homestead, which is about 40 mins outside St. John's. Everything on this property was built by hand by my Great Grandfather over 100 years ago. We have a carriage house, a small feed shed and a stable with a hay loft. The old root cellar is beyond repair unfortunately.

    I am currently coverting the old feed shed (10' x 15') into a coop. My Grandparents always had free range chickens back in the day, which was easier then than now since neither of them "worked real jobs" (how envious I am of their way of life).

    I am picking up 12 hens in three weeks and am in a rush to complete my coop in time. The big problem I am having is that roots and big rocks are impeding my ability to properly bury the hardware cloth around the edges of the coop and run.

    I will post some picks in the thread on chicken coop construction for all to see. I have many picks on my camera that will go up in the coming weeks.

    Thanks to all the active posters on BYC who have been a great help in getting me started. Without this wealth of information things would have been a lot more difficult.

    Cheers,
    Bill
     
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

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  3. Billpk1

    Billpk1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Why thank you. I am very excited to get my hens on the go. It is very addictive and I don' t even have them yet [​IMG]

    It is quite amazing how popular this forum is and how many people are developing a passion for raising their own chickens.

    For my part it is largely an issue of food security, sustainable organic gardening and general enjoyment of living off the land.
     
  4. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Why thank you. I am very excited to get my hens on the go. It is very addictive and I don' t even have them yet [​IMG]

    They get more addictive the longer you're around them. [​IMG]
    It is quite amazing how popular this forum is and how many people are developing a passion for raising their own chickens.

    For my part it is largely an issue of food security, sustainable organic gardening and general enjoyment of living off the land.

    My girls are for fertilizer, eggs, and pets. But we have butchered two mean roosters. You might want to check out BYC's sitter sites:
    http://www.theeasygarden.com/
    http://www.sufficientself.com/forum/
    http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/
     
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  5. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Welcome! I think it is wonderful that you have such a great place to move into. Enjoy the process. The trip is the treasure.
     
  6. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome and good luck with the chickens. They are a very restful and comforting presence as well as producing lovely eggs to eat!!
     
  7. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Oregon! Enjoy! [​IMG]
     
  8. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from The Pampered Pullets Farm in Ocala, FL
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