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The Birds, in Central Ohio

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MDCamp, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. MDCamp

    MDCamp Out Of The Brooder

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    Moved out of the city recently, thank goodness. Not a city girl. I have never had chickens before, although almost everyone else in my family has had them at some point. I also have a fear of birds(except birds of prey, makes no sense) thanks, Dad, for letting me watch The Birds at six years old, and thanks to my sister's huge, giant, did I say ,huge and mean Leghorn rooster, Pete. But, for some reason, I have recently developed a strong urge to have chickens. So now I have eight adorable little Barred Rocks residing in my dining room and a coop under construction.[​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Congratulations on your move back to the country, and welcome to BYC. Good luck with your chicks.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock, so glad you join us [​IMG]
     
  4. MDCamp

    MDCamp Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome, this seems like a good and useful site.
     
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to hear that the chicken bug got you eventually!
     
  6. MDCamp

    MDCamp Out Of The Brooder

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    Definitely be checking out the state page and the learning center. Thanks MDC
     
  7. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a friendly FYI your dining room will get filled up w/ dust in a couple of week time. I got 15 chicks in my garage waiting to go to my henhouse right now. My first batch of chicks had left 1/8 " of dust on everything since I kept them there for almost 12 wks while I design & build my coop. They grow so fast never knew it since I came from a big city.
     
  8. MDCamp

    MDCamp Out Of The Brooder

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    wow that is a lot of dust, my coop is started so hopefully they woulnt be there that long. But at the moment it is my dear option:(
     
  9. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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  10. MDCamp

    MDCamp Out Of The Brooder

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    "He who builds" :) works commercial construction, and is very often given construction materials, that is why we are doing 10x10 blocks, that way we can add extra run or coop, and change configuration by bolting them together. Also not sure yet how may will be hens and roos yet, but will definitely keep space in mind. Also planning to allow some free-range time. Thanks for the input, I am use all I can get. :)
     

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