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

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

  1. Gator113

    Gator113 In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2009
    Port Angeles, Washington
    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.



  2. LittlenRedHen782

    LittlenRedHen782 Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    South Jordan UT
    [​IMG] from Utah
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  4. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Glad you are joining us chicken addicts! Welcome from Michigan!

  5. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Songster

    Sep 21, 2008
    [​IMG] from MN!
  6. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    I actually got the chicks before I did a lot of planning too

  7. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Welcome from North Carolina![​IMG]

  8. SweetMissDaisy

    SweetMissDaisy Songster

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

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln

  10. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Songster

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

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