Newcomer to Fallbrook, CA and to Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mike814, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Mike814

    Mike814 New Egg

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    Hi -
    I'm new to north San Diego County, CA and to the beautiful town of Fallbrook. I recently moved to a one acre property with a great view of mountains and trees. I'm also a newbie with chickens. I'm planning on building a coop and run for three chickens. Of course I'm also planting gardens and fruit trees and grape/berry vines. The chicken challenges I see here are the heat and the coyotes. The summer days are hot, so a well ventilated coop is obviously a must. The overall property is fenced with chain link, but coyotes are pretty smart (and hungry) so additional secure fencing around the chicken area is also a must. I'm open to any suggestions.
    I'm glad this website and community were suggested to me by a friend.
     
  2. Ebohaugustina

    Ebohaugustina New Egg

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    Hi everybody greetings from nigeria.
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC and to chickens! I'm in Los Angeles, not too terribly far from you.

    I always recommend building a bigger coop than you think. It sounds like you have the space and chickens always do better with lots of room -- and as anyone on here will tell you, you always end up with more chickens than you think you are going to get. It's addicting.

    It sounds like you are off to a good start. A good shady spot in your run makes a big difference in the heat and I would definitely re-enforce whatever chain link or chicken wire you have with hardware cloth all along the bottom 3 ft or so. Also be aware of hawks. They have been a problem for me.

    Good luck!!
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! My advice is to use hardware cloth and make sure your coop/run are predator safe. Good luck to you.
     
  6. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hello and welcome.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Congratulations on your new home, and welcome to BYC.
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Mike814, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Best of luck and best wishes!!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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