Northeast Ohio Greetings

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Maplemaam, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. Maplemaam

    Maplemaam Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello from Geauga County in northeast Ohio. We are blessed to have 31 acres in a semi-rural area, and we have recently begun to make it more farm-like. About 7 years ago we began tapping our maple trees and producing 25-30 gallons of maple syrup each year. We love working together with friends and family each year on this venture.

    About a year ago we began contemplating adding fresh eggs to our productions and just about 2 weeks ago bought our 6 Golden Comet pullets. We plan on building our coop in a few weeks during our spring break, so we are busy looking at plans for a (hopefully) flock of 12. We are learning as we go about chicken development, etc. and loving every minute...OK...I don't really love cleaning out the box so much.

    I am grateful to my friend, Kait, who told me about this site and is encouraging us as we go. I look forward to reading about others of us newbie chicken folks and learning from you experts.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Maple tapping is great fun! I'm glad your family gets so involved.

    Enjoy!
     
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  4. Maplemaam

    Maplemaam Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I enjoyed looking at the photos of your coop. I'm so impressed with you folks who have many different breeds. Maybe we will get all adventurous in the future!
     
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  5. Maplemaam

    Maplemaam Out Of The Brooder

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    We just love maple syrup and get a real kick out of all the fun times we have each year...kids and grandkids come home for it, and many friends join in. Good times!
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Have you checked out the coops section, many styles, sizes, varieties - some with photos of each step of the build? You may also like to check your state thread and find out what is going on around you. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Maplemaam

    Maplemaam Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband and I have been looking at the larger coops since we ultimately want to have a dozen chickens or so. We found one we really like today and hope to modify a bit and begin working on in a week or so. I will check out the Ohio thread, as well. Thanks for the advice!
     
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  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. If its possible, I'd suggest building a coop that accommodates far more than the 12 chickens you intend to have - chicken maths is a curse on us all [​IMG]

    All the best
    CT
     
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  9. karen6

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    Hello from another Geauga County resident! We have 6 chickens so far, with plans to add another 10 or so now that our coop is done.
     
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  10. Maplemaam

    Maplemaam Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! We are new to this, just getting our first 6 chicks last month. I'm already hooked, and last week I ordered 6 more that should arrive in late April. My husband and I are busily working on our coop, and I am trying to learn all of the things I should have learned before I bought those darling babies.

    So far all is well...chicks are growing nicely and are fairly friendly. I just wish this crazy Geauga county weather would cooperate, so I could get those chickens outside some.
     
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