Old and crippled, but still around

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JSCA, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. JSCA

    JSCA Hatching

    Oct 31, 2016

    I am an elderly man who is badly crippled but am starting a flock of chickens. I am taking the time and effort to make the pens, etc. combatable with my limitations, which may mean some fine tuning on the details of construction.

    I look forward to the insight and wisdom of the other members here.

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. I wish you every success with your set-up. I'm sure that other members will learn from your experiences, so it may be an idea to keep some kind of record of what you have done, what works / what didn't etc. and then post it.

    Best wishes
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Good for you! Raising chickens is a very rewarding and entertaining hobby, and the eggs are a bonus.

    Check out the Coops tab at the top for inspiration and CTKen had a good idea about documenting what you do, it could be very helpful to others.

    Thanks for joining us!
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, JSCA, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! Three cheers to you for not letting let your physical limitations deter you from raising a few birds. Planned and built properly, I think it can be a reasonably hassle free enterprise and very rewarding to you! Best of luck and thanks for joining BYC! :)
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am glad you are not letting that inconvenience you, and are going ahead and getting some chickens! If you find some tips and tricks you find helpful and ideas for others with disabilities, you might consider writing an article on it! Be sure to keep us posted on your chicken keeping adventures!
  7. Athaid

    Athaid Songster

    Pleased to meet you, welcome to BYC.
  8. mstamme2u

    mstamme2u In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2016
    Kelseyville, CA
    I am permanently disabled and came up with the designs for our hen house and run to work with my disabilities. Fortunately, my husband built it for i would have not been able to do that task on my own. Loving my chickens! There Is minimal "work" required of me. Any heavy lifting/work, which is minimal and not often can be done by my husband. I hope you enjoy!

    Welcome to BYC! :cd
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    BYC had a thread re: people with disabilities and how to alter their coops etc. Mainly if they were wheel chair users, they had the coop raised above ground so they could wheel on over and be able to clean and tend to birds by themselves. The coop was long and narrow with sliding doors so one part could be done at a time. I'm sorry I cannot remember more.
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

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