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so new I don't have chickens yet :O

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LizaBlue, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. LizaBlue

    LizaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2010
    Wee Acres
    My husband was offered some Rhode Island Reds by a friend at work, which has inspired us to clean up the mini-barn/stall/makeshift chicken coop on the 1.8 acre lot we own across the street from our home. The weather in our area ranges from 20's to 90's, drought to flood - in otherwords, typical Tennesse, lol. Two 8x10 stalls of the "barn" had previously been used for chickens, and we plan to use the same space. Dirt floors, tin roof, 2 solid walls built with the tiniest gap near roof for ventilation, and we are rebuilding the rest. Currently there is no electricity on the lot and that is a concern. We are enjoying scouring the internet for info, and would appreciate any helpful tips [​IMG] We are also looking at getting different breeds instead, with an eye at owning 10 chickens to start - not too ambitious are we? Currently the only animals we have experience with are a coon hound, mutt, tom cat, and the rats& rabbits the CAT kills and brings home (yes, the 10lb cat kills rabbits while the 100lb coon hound hides from thunder). Anywho, I am looking forward to becoming a part of this community!!
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Welcome!! [​IMG] No, you're not too ambitious. I started with 17. [​IMG]
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] from Indiana. I LOVE having a mixed flock rather than many of the same breed; you'll even learn to identify who laid what egg if you go that route (even among all brown egg layers). Plus you never confuse who is who...lol. I started with 5, and so it was easy to make them very tame. Ten isn't that much to start with unless you're wanting lap chickens...
  6. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2009
    [​IMG] and hello
  7. FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2010
    Hello and welcome from NE Ohio... [​IMG]
  8. ChickyD

    ChickyD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2010
    Welcome from NH! [​IMG]
  9. LizaBlue

    LizaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2010
    Wee Acres
    [​IMG] thanks for all the welcome messages! I can't wait til we finally get things going - at the very latest, hubby has promised to put in an order for Delawares due in Feb. (I think). Hopefully that will give us time to make a lovely, safe home for them [​IMG]
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca

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