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Hello all,

I have been researching back yard chickens for awile now and have come across this forum so many times, I thought I should join!

We moved into s new home this fall with a 1/2 acre of land. I would like to start build a small coop and run this coming spring and raise the 6 laying hens my town orrdanice allows.

I would love any suggestions on back yard chickens in Maine!
Thanks 🐓🐤🐣🐔🐓
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Hi there and a big welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard! Its just my opinion, but a shed makes for a great coop as its flexible  and you can keep your feed and other chicken stuff in the same place. 

 

All the best

 

CT

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Welcome to BYC!

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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You may want to peruse the coops section first.  Many sizes, styles, materials etc.  Rule of thumb is   4-5 sq.ft per bird inside the coop (not counting roosts and nesting boxes) and 10 sq.feet per bird in the outdoor run.

 

It would be a good idea to post on the Maine thread and ask what breeds tolerate the weather best, and  what kind of coops they have to handle such weather extremes. You also may find some chickeners  near your area.

 

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Check out Frindizzle Soaps; Handmade goat milk soaps made with essential oils.

Check them out/order!

(Now shipping!)

http://www.frindizzle.com/The_Hobby_Farm/Goat_Milk_Soap.html

 

Enter in a Online contest: Frindizzle's Spring Contest 2016 - Open for 8 Days!  jumpy.gif

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post #6 of 9

:welcome

 

Here's a link to your state thread if you'd like to chat with other members in Maine:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1370/maine

 

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BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

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I have a coop and run with 6 hens in Portland.  Love them.  Its a nice hobby.

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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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Sassafras Grove Farm

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Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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Hello all,

I have been researching back yard chickens for awile now and have come across this forum so many times, I thought I should join!

We moved into s new home this fall with a 1/2 acre of land. I would like to start build a small coop and run this coming spring and raise the 6 laying hens my town orrdanice allows.

I would love any suggestions on back yard chickens in Maine!
Thanks 🐓🐤🐣🐔🐓
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