Newbie to the group

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by csridgway115, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. csridgway115

    csridgway115 In the Brooder

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    Hi all! My name is Chris and I'm trying my hand at backyard chickens for the first time. I have two Rhode Island Reds and two Gold Sexlink chicks almost ready to leave the brooder box. I'm an active duty navy guy almost to retirement and wanted to try a new hobby. I can't believe how much fun this has been. I built my own brooder box and kind of modified a kit coop for the ladies. My wife will be happy when it's out of the garage. Haha. But I'm a tinkerer at heart, and it's been so fun researching feeder designs, toy ideas, and so on. I found this group while googling chicken related stuff. Also have two kitties and two little teacup Chihuahuas. I live in the Pacific Northwest. I've found so many helpful things in this group that I decided to join. Looking forward to interacting with all of you!

    Chris
     

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    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Enjoy the chickens!
     
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  4. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hi Chris. :welcome Great to have you here :thumbsup
     
  5. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Hey there Chris are you in Bremerton just now anyway Welcome to Backyard Chickens
    we have a great state thread as well
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...me-together-washington-peeps.717207/page-4421
     
  6. csridgway115

    csridgway115 In the Brooder

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    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Your welcome been here for many years in Mossyrock now
     
  8. TomZilla43

    TomZilla43 Songster

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    Hey Chris :welcome. Glad you could join us. Nice job on the brooder box, I built a similar box into the end of my coop run. Best of luck with your chooks sir:frow
     
  9. csridgway115

    csridgway115 In the Brooder

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    Thanks you! It was an expandable brooder box design. One can start only using one third, then two thirds, and so on. There's a slat to block off what one needs. And for four chickens, it allows 6 sq feet until they are ready for the coop.
     
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    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy Chris :welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
    Great intro! Good looking brooder! Thank you for your service!:thumbsup
     

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