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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lithiayardbirds, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Lithiayardbirds

    Lithiayardbirds Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2016
    Lithia, Fl.
    It has been over 40 years since I have enjoyed the entertainment of watching a couple of month old pullets discover the outside world.
    I was 1000 miles away from wanting chickens until I drove by a yard near my home and saw a flock of rotund RIRs running around the yard. Childhood memories flooded my head. I went on line as soon as I got home and ordered a small coop.
    The coop kit arrived and was assembled as soon as I got it out of the box.( I should note that, I am a horrible procrastinator).
    The next day I had food and a feeder, as well as a watering gizmo. The bale of shavings was way bigger than I thought it would be.
    Day 3 I had my girls in a box and headed home.
    The past 2 weeks have been more entertaining than anything on television.
    The chicks in my avatar are Valerie( the blonde) and Serena ( the brunette).
    This site was the first place I found, after ordering the coop and I have found it to be a deep well of knowledge and ideas.
    I hope my story didn't bore anyone.
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  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

    Mar 3, 2011
    The Land of Enchantment
    Congratulations on your new chicks! Hope you have a lot of fun with them.

  3. Lithiayardbirds

    Lithiayardbirds Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2016
    Lithia, Fl.
    Thanks...my wife is starting to feel neglected.[​IMG].
    Just kidding
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.
  5. Lithiayardbirds

    Lithiayardbirds Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2016
    Lithia, Fl.
    I bought the little coop because I wanted something to use as a pattern for a grand expansion. I am a carpenter by trade and dimensions are something I study. This will get out of hand very soon. Thanks for the welcomes. I'm happy to be here.
    BTW a hawk crashed into the hardware cloth cage and scared the hell of the the girls yesterday. Chickens...safe. Hawk...missing feathers from the impact.
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Chick tv is the best. I loved watching my girls.
  8. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - loved your intro. It seems that the chicken bug never actually left you and for someone who is normally a procrastinator you have excelled yourself [​IMG]. I'm glad that i don't have any carpentry skills, otherwise there'd be no garden left. All the best and enjoy your chicken-keeping renaissance.


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