Thanks for welcoming me!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hens4chri, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. hens4chri

    hens4chri Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 27, 2016
    I'm Chri (kree) and I just bought 36 Buff Orpington eggs to hatch out. I've had RReds and sexlink hens before. My kids grew up with chickens as their backyard pets, so I'm old hat at the backyard chicken thing. BUT, we lived in the country and never had to deal with city ordinances, subdivision covenants, or any other of the struggles that some of you do. Our girls also never got sick, so I may be an old hand at it, but I don't have any experience with the challenges :(

    We don't have any other pets. We are doing straw bale gardening this year, for the first time. We've always done raised bed and square foot gardening, so this isn't a BIG diversion. I'm looking for inspiration for a creative coop from recycled/repurposed materials that will hold up against bobcat, coyote and bear. We were wiped out 2 years ago by a weasel and felt like miserable steward of our animals. I don't want that to ever happen again.
    My favorite activities are bicycling,quilting, weaving, spinning, sewing and making friends :D I also teach weaving, quilting, sewing and spinning.
    The hubster is a story-teller and a retiree who is almost always willing to jump in and explore new ways to garden, insulate, build, and live as long as I do the research and share the info.
    Looking forward to meeting you and sharing in your enthusiasm for our funny backyard friends.[​IMG]
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hi, Chri, welcome to BYC. Good luck with the incubation and in the building of a 'Fort Knox' containment system for your birds.
    1 person likes this.
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Chri

    Glad you could join the flock! Have you checked out the coop section? Some great ideas and plans there that could help you with your build. Here is the link ~
    Good luck with your hatching plans and new gardening method.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Chri, and welcome to BYC - glad to have you join us. You have some good pointers from other members, so I'll just say a big hello.

    All the best
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    1 person likes this.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Chri very nice to meet you.

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