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#95627 - 04/08/11 10:37 PM New Members
2424 Offline
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Registered: 04/08/11
Posts: 1
Loc: THAILAND
Hello everyone.

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#95633 - 04/09/11 07:53 PM Re: New members [Re: 2424]
vesper35 Offline
New Egg

Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 4
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Hello back to you and welcome to The Coop.

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#95635 - 04/09/11 10:02 PM Re: New members [Re: vesper35]
Maria Ricardo Offline
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Coop Keeper

Registered: 03/26/05
Posts: 434
Loc: Hawaii
Welcome new members! Tell us about your chickens.

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#95642 - 04/11/11 01:55 AM New Members.
Foehn Offline
Administrator
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1968
Loc: New Zealand
Welcome to the Coop. 2424

Feel free to look around the various threads and if you have questions, then please ask. There are very experienced members here who are willing to help.

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#95758 - 04/17/11 02:23 AM Re: New Members. [Re: Foehn]
GARAW Offline
New Egg

Registered: 04/17/11
Posts: 2
Loc: etc
Hello,
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#95759 - 04/17/11 02:26 AM Re: New Members. [Re: GARAW]
GARAW Offline
New Egg

Registered: 04/17/11
Posts: 2
Loc: etc
Nice to meet you.
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#95774 - 04/17/11 04:33 AM Re: New Members. [Re: GARAW]
Foehn Offline
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Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1968
Loc: New Zealand
Hello back to you too Garaw

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#96438 - 05/16/11 07:21 PM Re: New Members. [Re: Foehn]
Phil Offline
New Egg

Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 1
Loc: Cornwall, UK
Hi from Cornwall UK. I like the forum
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#96441 - 05/16/11 09:21 PM Re: New Members. [Re: Phil]
Foehn Offline
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Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1968
Loc: New Zealand
Hello Phil. New members are always welcome. Feel free to join in on any of the threads. We cover a range of topics as you will see if you wander through.
Foehn

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#96548 - 05/23/11 06:29 PM Re: New Members. [Re: Foehn]
FairyMadness Offline
New Egg

Registered: 05/23/11
Posts: 1
Loc: USA
Hi everyone!!...I have always loved this forum even before I was a member or had chickens!..Thank you for making such a great place to come for well needed information!! ~Fairy~

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#96550 - 05/24/11 12:49 AM Re: New Members. [Re: FairyMadness]
Foehn Offline
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Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1968
Loc: New Zealand
Greetings FairyMadness. Nice to have you along.

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#97185 - 06/22/11 04:58 PM Re: New Members. [Re: Foehn]
Altair Offline
Bantam

Registered: 06/22/11
Posts: 64
Loc: Vermont, USA
This is my introductory post. My name's Danielle, I live in New England. I've been keeping poultry for seven years and maintain a humble flock of three: two Easter Egger/Rock mixes and a production Buff-Laced Polish who's the last of my very first flock. I'd very much like to own and show exhibition poultry someday when I can get a little land of my own. I'm also found on TPC under the same alias.

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#97188 - 06/22/11 08:58 PM Re: New Members. [Re: Altair]
Foehn Offline
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Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1968
Loc: New Zealand
Welcome Danielle. Please feel free to join in on any thread.

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#98917 - 09/11/11 04:52 AM Re: New Members. [Re: Foehn]
ReniesPeeps Offline
New Egg

Registered: 09/08/11
Posts: 5
Loc: NH
Good Morning, I am a southern transplant from Florida to NH for over 10 yrs now. It has truly been an experience for which I am still learning how to deal with the northern winter weather and raising chickens safely. I have chosen Orpingtons to fill my coops smile I have 100%English and English/American lines. They are truly a pleasure. I have goats and pugs as well.

renie
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#98919 - 09/11/11 07:41 AM Re: New Members. [Re: ReniesPeeps]
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Flock Leader

Registered: 09/29/04
Posts: 330
Loc: Eastern USA
Welcome to the Classroom @ The Coop!
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#100557 - 12/07/11 02:17 AM Re: New Members. [Re: FairyMadness]
sukseed Offline
New Egg

Registered: 12/07/11
Posts: 1
Loc: Bangkok
Hello everyone I new member !!


Edited by sukseed (12/08/11 11:46 PM)

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#100623 - 12/08/11 10:18 AM Re: New Members. [Re: sukseed]
Wieslaw Online   content
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Classroom Professor

Registered: 09/18/09
Posts: 3769
Loc: Denmark
Welcome to the coop.

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#101518 - 01/16/12 04:48 AM Re: New Members. [Re: FairyMadness]
cally Offline
New Egg

Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 4
Loc: UK
Hello everyone, I would just like to greet everyone and say thankyou for allowing me to register. I am a 30 yr old mum, nurse, wife and poultry enthusiast in the north west of England. I breed polish chickens, in particular silver laced and chamois, and have come here to learn more on chicken genetics. I studied biology at university so am aware of the basics of developmental biology but am clueless at to its appl;ication in chickens.

Look forwards to learning from you all

Cally x

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#101521 - 01/16/12 05:53 AM Re: New Members. [Re: cally]
Caladenia Offline
Chicken

Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 146
Loc: Australia
hello and welcome cally,
they are beautiful colours of polish, i hope you will upload some photos
cheers
caladenia.

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#101586 - 01/19/12 11:55 AM Re: New Members. [Re: Caladenia]
cally Offline
New Egg

Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 4
Loc: UK
Thanks Caladenia, once I learn how to do that I will! smile

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#101626 - 01/21/12 02:32 PM Re: New Members. [Re: cally]
minichic Offline
New Egg

Registered: 01/21/12
Posts: 1
Loc: NY State - USA
Welcome! I just joined The Coop myself. I have three Buff Orpingtons and four Silver Laced Wyandottes. I love keeping chickens and, let's face it, fresh eggs ROCK!
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#101627 - 01/21/12 03:17 PM Re: New Members. [Re: minichic]
Foehn Offline
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Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1968
Loc: New Zealand
Greetings and welcome to the Coop. Look forward to seeing you around the boards. Foehn

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#103134 - 03/28/12 09:50 PM Re: New Members. [Re: Foehn]
cherylmagill Offline
New Egg

Registered: 03/28/12
Posts: 7
Loc: WA State
Hi! I am new too. We are getting our chickens from McMurray Hatchery in May, and I am so excited. We are getting three kinds: Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, Speckled Sussex, and Araucanas. I got one rooster each for my Speckled Sussex and Araucana hens and got straight run (take what you get) in my Blue Laced Red Wyandottes (a total of 25 birds) plus one free "surprise" chicken.

I also got some ducks and geese, Blue Swedish ducks and Toulouse geese; I got one drake and two ducks and one gander and two geese.

Will I need to keep my ducks and geese separate from the chickens?

We bought a 10 x 10 barn-looking shed from Lowe's and are going to convert it into a large coop.

How large do you build the run for the chickens? Since we live in the Pacific NW in a forested area out in the country, is it safe to free range the chickens in the daytime? How old do they have to be before you put them into the coop?

Any answers to the above and/or advice to a newbie will be very much appreciated!

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#103153 - 03/29/12 04:11 PM Re: New Members. [Re: cherylmagill]
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Coop Master

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 8489
Loc: Montana
10x10 is home for 12 birds for me! REmember, you will have sacks of Feed, supplies for water, cleaning, that take room also! Don't know how you can coop that many birds as they grow. Ducks are so messy that it would be impossible to keep your coop dry--geese can be pretty dominating over all smaller fowl. Do you have a good book on Poultry, including waterfowl? While they are growing (brood the chicks and ducklings and goslings separately) you will have time to work to the housing and safe runs. While many people keep ducks, geese and chickens together, it takes space and be sure to have alternative arrangements, if they become aggressive to the different birds.

Your chicks need heat in their brooder until well feathered, by then, your weather may be warm enough to put them in their new house......

Free range is very risky in most situations. RAIN in Western WA, WIND in E WA, meanc birds must be in houses a lot of the days. That takes cpace! Muddy runs amean dirty feet and eggs, wet carried into the coop, which for health, MUST be kept DRY. (Ducks and chickens together, make this almost impossible.) HOWEVER, you will work it out and are headed for a great project with a lot to learn, but you will do it and enjoy it!! CJR


Edited by CJR (03/29/12 04:13 PM)

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#103161 - 03/29/12 08:51 PM Re: New Members. [Re: CJR]
Candycat Offline
New Egg

Registered: 03/28/12
Posts: 9
Loc: Oregon, USA
Entertaining to read CJR's post as the advice is right on target! The baby geese will seem to grow 10 times faster than the chicks & they will tend to bully the chicks. Excellent idea to have alternate pens or areas that you can seperate the geese & ducks from the chickens as they may need their own "space" to think about laying eggs as the geese can be quite chatty! smile Someone once said that if you withheld water at night when you pen up the ducks, you won't have as much of a mess in the morn. when you let them out & I have done this. NOT as little ones, though! Post some weekly pictures so we can watch them grow! That's a BIG flock you'll be tending to.

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