Who Knew I Would Fall in Love With Poultry? Tacoma, WA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickAudie, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Yes

    6 vote(s)
  2. No

    0 vote(s)
  3. Yes, but keep a safe area available if they need seperation

    3 vote(s)
  1. ChickAudie

    ChickAudie Songster

    Sep 25, 2012
    Hi Friends!

    I am BRAND SPANKIN' NEW to the world of chick-a-dees and I love every minute of learning about these special back yard creatures. I have yet to get my flock, I want to make sure I have everything in order first, so here's to getting that coop assembled this weekend....!

    Here are the breeds I would like to have flockin' around the garden: Golden Laced Polish, Buff Silkie, Red Shouldered Yokohama, Buff Orpington (just couldn't find a Splash for the life of me :0(), and my fav(!) Mottled Cochin Bantam.

    I know all of them are pretty little besides the Orpington, and I am wondering if I get them all as chicks, will they get along OK? Should I leave the Orp out?

    Thanks so much BackYard Chickens! I look forward to gaining goobers of info about my future babies!

    -Audrey Dawn, Tacoma, WA

  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] from California!
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  5. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Songster

    May 1, 2012
    Welcome to BYC from NY[​IMG]
  6. serama hen

    serama hen Songster

    Sep 9, 2012
    Nothern New Jersey
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  7. 1littleacre

    1littleacre Hatching

    Sep 25, 2012
    Sequim, Washington
    Hello, I am in Washington too, on the Olympic Peninsula. I planned too, and finally 5 weeks ago we got 27 chicks!!! I was glad I planned as there were a few times it paid off! Where are you in Wa.? If you are in an area of eagles, owls or hawks you must put netting or something over the top of your run. Here they are a big problem, so that was my biggest challange in preparing a run for them. Once they are older, bigger and wiser, I plan to let them free range a good part of the day.
    I am having a great time getting to know my girls, funny the different personalities they all have!!

    I think the buff orpington, which is supposed to be a gentle, non aggressive breed will be fine, especially if you raise them all together.

  8. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Songster

    Aug 14, 2012
    paicines, ca.
  9. ChickAudie

    ChickAudie Songster

    Sep 25, 2012
    Hi in Sequim! Is that where the "Egg and I" was filmed? My dad had mentioned it to me a long time ago... We are city dwellers in South Central Tacoma! We have a lot of things to protect them against here, racoons, opossums, rats, cats, dogs, demon birds (any that fly)! We are enclosing the entire 8'x6'x6' run with 1/2"x1/2" galvanized hardware cloth, I believe that I read here that it was the best to protect chickens from racoon paws and what-have-you. They can free range in our unbelievably (biggest one I have seen in town!) large Tacoma yard while I am out there playing with the kidders or working in the garden. I cannot wait to post pics of the coop when we get it done and of the new babies in the family! I love this website/forum, everyone is so knowledgeable and most important, helpful! Thanks so much and good luck with your new backyard babies!!
  10. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Songster

    Jun 29, 2012
    Palmetto, Georgia
    Hi [​IMG] So glad you joined us!!!![​IMG]

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