This Place Is Incredible!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by IHeartEggs, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. IHeartEggs

    IHeartEggs New Egg

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    Wow! I've been browsing for several hours and I'm learnin' a lesson a minute! What a great resource! You people rock!

    It's been about 50 years since I helped my Grandpa with his chickens. Now that I'm retired, I have the time and space to care for a few, and grandkids of my own to share the experience with. My wife and I are planning on raising chicks next spring. We have a spot picked out for a coop and run. I've been looking at designs and reading about design considerations. So far, the plan is for a half dozen hens (probably RIRs or Rocks) and a rooster(?) in a small coop on 2' stilts attached to a 20' x 12' run. We live in the woods by a creek and have about every kind of wild critter who makes a livin' in these parts hangin' around close -- coons, hawks, eagles, owls, foxes, skunks, possums and snakes, to name a few of the less chicken-friendly ones. So, security is an issue. I have time to plan and build.

    I'll ask my construction questions in the Coop Forum.

    Thanks again for being here and sharing your collective expertise.
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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  3. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

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  4. Finn's Mom

    Finn's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think so too! Welcome!
     
  5. Cats Critters

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    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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