Newbies to backyard chicken raising, got 9 chickies and a coop under construction.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dintdoit, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. dintdoit

    dintdoit Hatching

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    Hi there community,

    First off, we want to thank all of you for the wealth of information we've gleamed off of this site from your input. We decided after a neighbor's rooster made its home in our backyard for a week and the kids fell in love with it to get some chickies of our own. So off we went late one Sunday night to pick up our first 5 hatchlings (4 buff orphingtons and one half buff/half easter egger). The next day on our mission to buy feed, we ended up bringing home another two black stars, a brown wyandotte, and a plymouth rock.

    After reading some of the forums on BYC, we suspect we ended up with 7 pullets and 2 cockerels.

    Our chickens are almost a month old now, so we've begun construction of the coop. The run is 8x12 covered with a raised gravel/sand foundation.

    We're hoping to eventually stop buying store chicken and rely on our own flock for eggs and meat in an effort to withdraw support for the unsustainable corporate model, so thanks for providing the blueprints!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us.
     
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome

    Good luck with your goals, I'm sure it'll be fantastic when you get there!

    Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have, and enjoy the site. :D
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    Kevin565 Crowing

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  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  8. [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
    your off to a great start! [​IMG]
     

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