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Thanks everyone. I have decided to build one my self with tin that my dad is giving me, some 2×4s, and hardware cloth. Maybe 4x6x4 hows that sound? Ive been itching to get chickens.
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Thanks everyone. I have decided to build one my self with tin that my dad is giving me, some 2×4s, and hardware cloth. Maybe 4x6x4 hows that sound? Ive been itching to get chickens.


That sounds like a plan! :thumbsup

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There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.
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post #14 of 18

4'x6' will be PLENTY big enough for just a couple fuzzy butts! Sounds like a great idea and I'm sure your girls will be very happy with that.

 

Plus you get the added satisfaction every time you look at the coop knowing you built it yourself!

 

BYC is a great site. I have only had my chickens for a year, but I know that I have got SO much help and knowledge from here. It's been a life saver! Don't be afraid to ask any questions you may have.

post #15 of 18
(I am new myself) I think having that small of a coop my be good for a FEW bantams or Quail, but the product says its foot rabbits, which leads me to believe you might not have the money for a real coop, (or your just saving change?) if you really can't afford to get a bigger coop for real sized chickens, what will that say about the upkeep of this one? You'll need a bedding if your not using it as a chicken tractor, You'll need feed, feeders and waterers, someone you pay to watch them when you leave, dewormers if your birds get sick, and so on. If money is tight I'd hold off on the chickens until it gets better. Other wise you'll have a dozen adult chickens In a tiny cage (which is you ask me, sounds like a dinner bell for predators. Is the wire sturdy enough to with stand coyotes, raccoons or snakes?) tons of poop every where and bacteria infestation, and bugs. If want to be success full with this, only get a few small Chicks or Quail, (like I said above.) and work from there.
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Heres my start.
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Heres my start.

That's the ticket!

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