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I am moving into my first house in Cleveland soon, and plan to get chickens either this spring (if I'm really ambitious) or spring of 2017. This has been such a great place for information so far in figuring out what I need to get started!

 

I love birds, but am completely new to chickens. Cleveland allows up to 6 hens, but I'm looking to get 4 at first since I hear I'll end up wanting more. I'm specifically looking at Wyandottes because I love their coloring and I need something very cold hardy for our cold winters and lake effect snow. 

 

My biggest challenge at the moment is figuring out how to build the coop and a roofed run as a complete construction novice, which seems like a very intimidating task. But I'm looking forward to raising some chickens and learning lots of new things along the way!

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welcome to bYC

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.

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:welcome

 

You're going to love having chickens! They are so personable and fun.

 

To get an idea of what kind of coop/run set up works for you, take a look at these:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

 

If you have questions about building a coop and/or run, you can ask here:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

 

And last, if you would like to chat with other members close by you, go say hello on your state thread. Members in your state can give you some great ideas on housing, poultry breeders, etc.:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

 

Good luck to you!

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

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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Hi, I'm in the same boat-new house and wanting chickens. Yes, the whole coop thing is a bit overwhelming. There's a cute Ikea Hack for a coop. It's not necessarily cheaper than 100% from scratch, but it provides a square-cornered frame to start from-which is what I find most daunting.
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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

 

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