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Hello Chicken Lovers, 

We are hoping to get hens in our backyard. We were wondering if people have suggestions for coop designs for about 5 chickens in an urban backyard. Also with Minnesota weather, will a heated water dispenser be able to keep the water thawed if we keep it in the run?

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Hi and a warm welcome to BYC - glad to have you onboard. 

 

The Learning Centre is a good place to start for all things chicken, but right now, the Coop section (just next to the Forum box) should give you an idea of what people have done in terms of coop design - the variety is mind boggling, but very interesting and inspiring. I live in Kenya so we don't do cold weather (thank goodness) so maybe other members will be able to advise. Again, if you look in the Learning Centre or type something like "preventing water from freezing" in the search box you should get some results that will help out. Similarly, if you join your state thread (type your state in the search box) it will put you in contact with other members local to you who will be happy to share their experience on coop design, among other things.

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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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. Good luck with your future girls. Here a link for some coops.

 
http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops
Edited by NickyKnack - 2/25/16 at 9:09pm
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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Welcome to Backyard chickens.   I think you would get the most accurate information  if you post on your state thread.  Just put "Minnesota," in the search box.  Off hand I would think a heated waterer   outdoors, couldn't handle serious cold.

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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

 

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