One More Newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TxChickyGirl, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. TxChickyGirl

    TxChickyGirl New Egg

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    Hi everyone,

    I've been stalking the forum for quite some time now and decided to join since I'm actually going to get my chickens this spring.

    My name is Karen and I live in Smithville, TX which is about 35 miles SE of Austin. I have 12 acres and plan to eventually have a couple head of cattle, goats, maybe a donkey or two, and of course chickens.

    I started building a chicken tractor with an enclosed run but have decided to not move it around and allow the chickens to forage in a fenced area that is about 1/2 acre. I plan to start with 3 layers and 1 rooster to help keep the girls safe as we have owls and hawks. We also have raccoons, snakes, coyotes, and probably many other predators that I don't know about so everyone will be put up safely each night.

    I'm looking forward to "meeting" all of you and to keep learning everything I can from all of your experiences.

    Karen [​IMG]
     
  2. MorgansManor

    MorgansManor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from Arkansas. Good luck!
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Karen, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Best of luck to you, your farm, assorted critters, and particularly your chickens! [​IMG]
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  6. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!!! Glad you joined.
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi Karen, and welcome to BYC. Provide hiding places for your birds while free ranging. In most instances the 'protection' a rooster provides is as a warning system. Some roosters will engage predators (generally resulting in the rooster's death), but in MY experience they are in the minority.
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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