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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cbrooks, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. cbrooks

    cbrooks New Egg

    Apr 25, 2016
    Hi all,
    I've been following BYC for about a year now but finally became official!
    We recently picked up our first hens ever, after years of reading about everything chicken. :) I tell ya, being prepared has been a lifesaver but all the reading only gets you so far. I am still figuring out these fluffy feathered creatures.
    We have 4 lavender orpington hens and live in a 100yr old home on a half acre in a small town. The other animal residents are a Great Pyrenees, Theodore (Teddy), and two indoor cats, Beauregard and Penelope. Teddy thinks the chickens are his buds. He loves to lay out there and just watch what's going on in chicken world.
    The hens aren't allowed to free range within town limits but we were adamant about making sure we were able to rotate to fresh "pasture" each week. We built a long rectangular run down the side of our yard and rotate their coop each week to a new paddock.
    Happy to be a part of the BYC community!
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Please make yourself at home!
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Maybe take a look at "chicken tractor" designs for a method of rotational foraging.

    All the best
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hope you enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.[​IMG]
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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