Returning Member Now in Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tuscola Clucks, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. Tuscola Clucks

    Tuscola Clucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi y'all! So I'm not quite new here or to chicken farming, but it has been so long since I was last on, I forgot my username and it looks like my account was purged. It's all good, though, as we moved from California to Texas almost two years ago and have not had a flock since around 2013. We're back at it and the best part is here in Texas we don't have a homeowner's association and anti-chicken city ordinances to contend with. No more underground chicken farming!

    We're adopting a flock from some neighbors who lost their house in a fire. We've been caring for the birds since September and decided we might as well just bring 'em home. I'm in the process of constructing a new coop (I'll post pictures when I have something to photograph) and should be up and running in a couple weeks.

    We are looking forward to having chickens again and I wouldn't think of having birds without being a part of BackYardChickens!

    Cheers,

    Aaron
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Aaron, and [​IMG]! Or should I say welcome back! Once in the BYC family, always in! Best wishes! [​IMG]
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Aaron [​IMG] Welcome Back! I bet it is a great feeling no longer having to run a stealth flock and wish you all the best.
     
  4. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome back Aaron!
     
  5. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi; welcome to Backyard Chickens
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Welcome back, Aaron - looking forward to seeing the new coop build!

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome Back to BYC Aaron - we saved a place on the roost for you. [​IMG]
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Welcome back Aaron! [​IMG]
     
  9. Tuscola Clucks

    Tuscola Clucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks y'all! It's great to be back!

    The coop build is underway. I'm using a mix of reclaimed materials and new materials - admittedly more new stuff this go round - and only have the floor framed. I'll definitely post pictures as things progress.

    We plan on supplementing our adopted flock and I am wondering where y'all might recommend buying chicks. I realize there are probably better forums to post this question, but I thought I'd get it out here as I start my research. Anyway, I can always default to the local feed stores, but the selection there is what it is. We recently discovered the Swedish Flower Hen and like several of the traits of that breed. We also like Americaunas, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks and bantam Silkies. We've had mixed luck with feed stores in the past and I doubt I'll find an SFH at Tractor Supply, so your thoughts are much appreciated.
     
  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome back to BYC! :frow
     

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