new to mb and new to chickens. :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jBlaze, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. jBlaze

    jBlaze Songster

    Oct 25, 2008
    I am new to this mb and new to chickens. I am looking for a place to learn and hope for very little drama. [​IMG] I simply cannot lurk, I can't keep my mouth shut, lol.

    We have 5 acres in the Willamette Valley in Oregon and I have wanted chickens for a few years, but no where to put them. Well then Dh brings home several!! And put them in my barn! Ick!
    We got a hoop run made for them and a little 'chicken barn' from the feed store. We found a great shed at a garage sale and are trying to figure out how to convert it into a hen house. (advice on converting 8x10 needed and about run, best materials and how big [​IMG] )

    We have 7 RIRs and 5 that I might guess the breed on and 5 mixed chicks (hen looks deleware), all are standard layers though. and 2 young turkeys.

    I am trying to learn as we go, so please keep me going in the right direction! [​IMG]

    Sunday we are picking up 2 barnevelder pullets and I am so excited, the description on ideal sounds great!

    I have so many questions and I just want to ask them all at once!
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2008
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I can't keep my mouth shut

    Well, you'll really fit in here, LOL! Welcome. [​IMG]
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL

    There are tons of threads on here about building coops under that topic. Just do a search and you'll find more than you ever wanted to know!
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    [​IMG] You've come to the right place [​IMG] The people here are great, and so very knowledgeable!

    Jump right in and start asking [​IMG] I highly recommend the SEARCH option at the top.... type in one or two key words like "coop size" and then select "topic subject only" for the narrowest search [​IMG] You will find tons of answers that way and will save yourself a bunch of time waiting on answers and will allow you to post the most important stuff... like pics of your chooks! We LOVE to see everyone's chickens [​IMG]
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  6. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Welcome! We are so glad that you are here! You have come to the right place!

  7. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Welcome to BYC! The best poultry board on the net.

    Drama does occur here from time to time but overall it is the least dramatic of any board I have ever belonged to.
  8. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana

    You'll fit RIIIIIIIGHT in. [​IMG]
  9. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    welcome to byc [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]. How long did you lurk for I have the record of two years so far no one else has beat me [​IMG]
  10. chickmamawannabe

    chickmamawannabe Songster

    Aug 20, 2008
    Canby, Or-y-gun
    [​IMG] Hey, I can see your house!(Maybe) Come on over to the Oregon thread and say hi. There's tons of us on here!

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