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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

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    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

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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    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...
     
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    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and hello
     
  7. FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from NE Ohio... [​IMG]
     
  8. ChickyD

    ChickyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from NH! [​IMG]
     
  9. LizaBlue

    LizaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​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

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