Thank You!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lostbody, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Lostbody

    Lostbody Out Of The Brooder

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    Happy 2011 Everybody!

    I'm not the most tech-savvy BYC member, and I'll be the first to admit that I don't much know what I'm doing with this whole "urban farming" thing; but I've so enjoyed this site and all of the informative threads, especially "what NOT to do when building your coop," that I wanted to formally state to the community at large: THANK YOU, THANK YOU ALL.

    When I first joined BYC, I was encouraged to post pictures of our progress. Well, now that I have a camera, I gladly will try.

    The folowing photos are of the work that DH, my neighbors, and I did during the week between Christmas and New Year. Take that, Sen. Jon Kyl! We regular Americans can work a 40 hour week AND build a coop without "disrespecting the institution."

    Tearing down the old coop...

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    Rigging up the new...

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    Happy chickens... and just in time before the frosts come.

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    Sadly, some of our girls are actually boys, whick means we'll have to give them up for adoption (darn city regulations).

    Thinking about hanging onto one long enough for a cross-breeding experiment. Any forseeable problems with mixing this fella with a Barred Rock?

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  2. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    Welcome.... No problems crossing to a barred rock.. I have two barred rock hens with polish top hats.. Not completely, but it gives the same effect. They are just regular barred feathers stickin up..
     
  3. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from North Carolina
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Great pics. nice job. [​IMG]
     
  5. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Ohio
    Great job on the coop and all, nice birds. [​IMG]
     
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! Great work on your coop! Looks great. [​IMG] Nice flock you've got too! Enjoy! [​IMG]
     
  7. Lostbody

    Lostbody Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, everybody.
    I'm so glad got myself into this.
    Any advice on how to find homes for girls that have turned out to be roos?
    I've three boys, age 5 months, that I am not allowed to keep, and must adopt out. [​IMG]
     
  8. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from Missouri [​IMG]
     
  9. Peipooch

    Peipooch Out Of The Brooder

    Welcome! Nice work on the coop! [​IMG]

    Wish I could help you on the rooster rehoming. A friend of ours ran into a similar situation (cockerels instead of pullets). He went ahead and had them processed for meat---don't know how you feel about that. I haven't crossed THAT bridge yet.[​IMG] He said he couldn't bring himself to do it himself, so had some friends butcher. At least he knew that they had been raised humanely and what exactly had gone into them (no hormones, etc, etc.). Just a thought if you can't find homes.
     
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello from Hesperia, Ca [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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