Taking the plunge

Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 - 4:00pm

After years of wanting to build our own coop today we bit the bullet and bought a small premade one. I already have the Backyard Chickens book. Our neighbor raises Orrpingtons (not sure what color) so we will start with some of them. I understand they go broody often.

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Trun87114
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Congrats!

Congrats on taking the plunge!  We've been chicken owners for 2 years now and are definitely glad we made the move.  I predict you will be too.

we have a variety of chickenbreeds but one of our reds and our orpington have both already raised chicks.  It's quite fun to watch that process.

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You won't regret it!

We jumped in this year and have one rooster and 15 hens. We've had a few challenges with predators (I've lost 4 in the last 6 months) but I believe vigilance is finally winning! 

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Good luck with your new flock!

Are you raising chicks or getting hens raised by your neighbor?

I sure miss fresh eggs while I wait for my new batch of chicks to grow up!

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