New to the Coop.........

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gator113, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Gator113

    Gator113 Out Of The Brooder

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    Greetings to all,

    My name is Dan and I go by Gator.

    I live on 5 acres in the sticks, near the top of a mountain, on the North Olympic Peninsula in the wet state of Washington.

    I am completely new to the chicken world. Although when I was a kid we raised the little rascals.

    While I have been thinking about raising chickens for a few years now, I recently decided to get started. I will admit that my planning has not been good on this, as I bought the chicks before giving much thought about a home for them. ;>)

    I hope to get started on a chicken coop this next weekend. I thought I had decided on the coop to build, and bought most the materials I needed, then I decided to look around to see what others have done.

    I typically type too much but I will keep this short.

    My chicks are in two age groups, 4 of them are about 3 weeks and the other 4 are about 11/2 weeks old.

    Again, I don't know what I am doing yet but I knew I wanted layers for now and I wanted variety, so this is what the feed store sold me: 2 Rhode Island Red, 2 Black Australorp, 2 Buff Orpington and 2 Jersey Giants. Eventually, I get into meat chickens and perhaps a couple of ducks and quail.

    Anyway, I have read some of your posts and have been impressed with the helpful knowledge base that you folks have developed.

    Regards,

    Gator
     
  2. LittlenRedHen782

    LittlenRedHen782 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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  4. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Glad you are joining us chicken addicts! Welcome from Michigan!
     
  5. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
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    I actually got the chicks before I did a lot of planning too
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  7. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
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  8. SweetMissDaisy

    SweetMissDaisy Chillin' With My Peeps

    A big welcome to ya!![​IMG]
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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  10. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    Indiana
    Hello Nice to see you here on BYC and [​IMG] from indiana
     

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