New To the Chicken Thing

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by NE Jim, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. NE Jim

    NE Jim New Egg

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    Hello all,

    My name's Jim and I live just west of Lincoln. We can see the capital from my back yard.

    I've never raised chickens before and don't have any yet. I started building a coop January 1 using The Garden Coop plans. I'm about 75% done with the coop and hope to be populating it soon. It's slow going building in January, but the weather has been cooperating nicely (global climate change?!?!)

    I first thought about chickens last year when the squash bugs were so bad on my pumpkins. Somebody told me to get chickens to eat the bugs. Of course by now I've figured out that chickens and gardens aren't a recommended mix and they won't eat squash bugs anyway. But after researching chickens, I though I would give it a try.

    I'm hoping to get 4-6 Barred Rock hens, but may wind up taking some hens from my sister-in-law who lives just south of Hickman.

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  2. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    [​IMG] Welcome Jim! Looks like you're doing a great job on your coop! I'm sure you'll find lots of help and interesting discussion here. Keep us informed on your progress. [​IMG]
     
  3. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome, Jim, to the BYC gang! It looks like you have a great start on that coop. Read around this site carefully and pay attention to "Chicken Math" when you do. Chickens are addictive!
     
  4. mkrassin

    mkrassin Out Of The Brooder

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    hI JIM: I AM ALSO IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING A COOP. I AM IN WEST CENTRAL WYOMING. RIGHT NOW I HAVE
    10 HENS AND ONE ROOSTER. A MIXED BAG OF BREEDS. I AM ALSO A GUY THAT LIKES CHICKENS. iM MKRASSIN
    ON BYC IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT ME. MIKE
     

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