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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jotebo, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. jotebo

    jotebo Out Of The Brooder

    I'm new to raising chickens and I've just decided on a coop and getting 2 Buff Orpingtons.
    My question is...I live in the Florida Keys. My property has no soil.
    It is concrete or what we call pea rock. Will that be alright?
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2013
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  3. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome!Glad you joined BYC!:~D
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    All is good - welcome to BYC.
     
  5. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Try to get some sand for there run area, walking on pea gravel all the time can cause an injury to the foot pad leading to bumble foot, plus the pea gravel will be hot in the summer chickens can withstand cold a lot better than heat. add some wood ash from a bon fire to the sand and your chickens will enjoy dust bathing in it.
    Welcome and enjoy BYC !
    Steve. :frow
     
  6. jotebo

    jotebo Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you everyone for the "Welcomes". I'm doing a lot of reading, seeing where I need to supply supplements, etc. due to my no soil conditions. I'm thinking of adding a raised green's bed in part of my run.
     
  7. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome!
    We raise millet, barley, wheat, and clover in trays and pots for our flock.
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  9. jotebo

    jotebo Out Of The Brooder

    What a great idea, Petrel! I will be doing this. Thanks so much.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2013
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     

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