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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by onestone, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. onestone

    onestone In the Brooder

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    Wife wanted to raise chickens so here we go... 2 RIR's 3 golden laced wyandottes and 1 black Australorp to start off... Building coop from recycling old doors..
     

  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. Black Australorps are my favorite standard breed. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds), and they are extremely hardy, calm and gentle (my children and granddaughter made lap pets of them), and excellent layers of large, brown eggs. Be sure that your coop is predator proof. There is a good article on predator proofing your chickens at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/07/11-tips-for-predator-proofing-chickens.html. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in building your coop.
     
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Recycling is a great idea for a coop. I would agree with Michael OShay on that whatever you build is predator proof. It's always better to be safe rather than sorry and I learnt the hard way by losing my birds to a fox when I thought I was predator proof but I was clearly not.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
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  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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  5. onestone

    onestone In the Brooder

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    [​IMG]Our chicks and the start of our coop[​IMG][/IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2015
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined the BYC flock
     
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  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.

    Sounds like you have a nice flock! You have three excellent breeds.[​IMG]
     
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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
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  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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