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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Happycowdog, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Happycowdog

    Happycowdog In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2010
    Tipp City, Ohio
    Hello! I have been thinking of chickens since I was a kid and now, at 45, I am gonna go for it! [​IMG]

    I think I will start with a few Brahma hens and see how things work out. My hub, Russ, is building a coop on wheels for me. I do worry about raccoons more than anything as they live in the abandoned barn next door. We have a soybean field behind our house and you can hear the coyotes at night and I have seen them out even during the day. They have come in really close the last few weeks. So a secure coop is what we are striving for. That will be done before the chicks. I need to get my wade pool and shavings for the new arrivals too!! My blue heeler, Jack, will love it! [​IMG] I would say we should be ready in like 3-5 months?

    I still have much more to learn and I am learning here on this website! What a great place! I cannot believe there is such a place for planning etc!!!!!! Here I was going to invest in a magazine subscription that we couldn't afford!! This is great! I will keep you posted with questions![​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2010
  2. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    [​IMG] !
    If you check out the coop section on here and see all the different styles that people come up with, well its almost enough to give one coop envy lol
    This site is a fabulous resource!
    Congratulations on your impending chicken adventures haha
  3. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Songster

    Aug 2, 2009
    La Crescenta, CA
    [​IMG] from So Calif- you will find every thing you need here at BYC. Figure on having your chicks indoors for 5 weeks- thats time enough to build a good solid house and run for sure! Good luck!
  4. Chickaholic

    Chickaholic Songster

    Apr 21, 2010
    Snohomish, Wa
    [​IMG] from Washington!!
  5. crittersitter

    crittersitter Songster

    Feb 23, 2010
    Westchester County,NY
    [​IMG] from NY!
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] from Indiana! I didn't get chickens until my 40s either...lol. They were worth the wait [​IMG] Smart of you to research first!!
  7. beneaththetrees

    beneaththetrees Hatching

    Jun 25, 2010
    [​IMG] from another new egg! I'm 50 and getting my first peeps [​IMG]

    Brahmas seem wonderfully friendly. I thought about some buff standards and a buff cochin or two.

    Racoons got my first birds (nine of them!) about a week ago out of the brooder in our house. That won't happen again! Yeah, secure that coop!

    Have lots of fun. I can't believe how much I enjoy chickens.

    Penelope, CA
  8. Happycowdog

    Happycowdog In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2010
    Tipp City, Ohio
    Thank you all!! Thinking of going for some hatchlings this week. That should get things motivated! [​IMG]
  9. Happycowdog

    Happycowdog In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2010
    Tipp City, Ohio
    beneaththetrees, you said you had a brooder in the house. The raccoons got the chickens out of your house? Were they chicks? How awful! Yes, security is a must. I have raised a litter of some bratty raccoons before. They can be sneaky.
  10. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    [​IMG] from SW Ohio!

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