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Hi, I have 3 young Barred Rock hens, they are wonderful. I have plans for many more in the very near future.:D I am looking for new coop plans tonight.

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Have you checked out the above  "Coops" section?"  Lots of styles, sizes,  some with detailed descriptions  - pretty much something for everyone. 

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! It's sounds like you are really enjoying your chicken adventures!! It's only natural to want to add more to your flock, I'm afraid it happens to us all. The coop section as drumstick said is a great place for lots ideas on building ~http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

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Welcome to BYC..

 

How fancy or unfancy a coop are you looking to build? Whats your climate like?

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Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
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post #5 of 9

Welcome to BYC!

As you say you are already planning on many more birds I would definitely suggest that you build for what you will have, not what you do have - take the maximum number you *think* you might want, add a few more, and then use that for your building plan.  The coops section mentioned above is a great place to start getting some ideas - and from there you can tweak it to what you want.  The "needs" of the birds are pretty basic - enough space and a well-ventilated, draft free area in which to be sheltered from the elements of the climate you live in - - from there all the bells and whistles really boil down to personal preference and what is most convenient for the flock keeper. ......

If you have an idea of the breed(s) you want to add, remember to factor that into your plans as some breeds will have different needs when it comes to coop design.

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Hello and welcome-byc.gif
We are glad you joined us!
Do you like gardening? If so I have the perfect and I mean perfect coop for you! If my flock was smaller I'd have this coop myself! You can make this coop too. I saved a picture of it here it is.



It has an herb garden on top, and egg box on the side, and it is big enough for 4-7 hens. You can make it yourself so you can change stuff about it you don't like or to add something on to it you want.
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You don't throw a whole life away just because their beaten up a little~

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This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
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post #7 of 9

:welcome

 

Glad to hear you are enjoying your birds! Before you add more, there's an excellent article in the Learning Center that you may want to check out:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock

 

Don't skip the step of isolating new chickens from your existing flock before trying to integrate them!

 

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post #8 of 9

Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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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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post #9 of 9

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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