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My family and I decided to raise some chickens. A friend of ours has chickens and is going to give us some chicks.were trying to decide on a coop.we can only have three chickens in our area, so a smaller coop would do.I joined here to get helpful tips. I'm not sure where to go to see others coops, if someone could help me, thank you so much. I very excited to get going.
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My family and I decided to raise some chickens. A friend of ours has chickens and is going to give us some chicks.were trying to decide on a coop.we can only have three chickens in our area, so a smaller coop would do.I joined here to get helpful tips. I'm not sure where to go to see others coops, if someone could help me, thank you so much. I very excited to get going.

:welcome    Go to  coops  forum there lots of designs in it .Also you could look at what TSC has on line check your local CL in the farm and garden section. you might find one already built that will suit your needs . best of luck with your chickens.

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be careful who you trust  believe me   just as sure as you do  the ones you trust the most might. make a fool of you  the road you travel on my be filled with  ruts and holes  careful where you place your feet you might fall and bust your nose .
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Actually  the pre-built and coop kits   are not made to stand up to weather conditions and they exaggerate  greatly how many chickens can fit inside. Crowded chickens get  nasty and start fighting, or feather pulling and sometimes turn to cannibalism.    IN any coop you should allow  4-5 sq.feet per bird  (at ground level)  not counting roost poles or nest boxes., and allow 10 sg.feet per bird in the outdoor run. Some type  of run cover will keep out climbers and raptors - as well as prevent your birds from flying out.  You may want to check out the "chicken tractors," in the coops section.

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Actually  the pre-built and coop kits   are not made to stand up to weather conditions and they exaggerate  greatly how many chickens can fit inside. Crowded chickens get  nasty and start fighting, or feather pulling and sometimes turn to cannibalism.    IN any coop you should allow  4-5 sq.feet per bird  (at ground level)  not counting roost poles or nest boxes., and allow 10 sg.feet per bird in the outdoor run. Some type  of run cover will keep out climbers and raptors - as well as prevent your birds from flying out.  You may want to check out the "chicken tractors," in the coops section.


I agree  don't buy one build your own just use them as a reference as to deign and stay with the sq. ft. DD  said .

be careful who you trust  believe me   just as sure as you do  the ones you trust the most might. make a fool of you  the road you travel on my be filled with  ruts and holes  careful where you place your feet you might fall and bust your nose .
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be careful who you trust  believe me   just as sure as you do  the ones you trust the most might. make a fool of you  the road you travel on my be filled with  ruts and holes  careful where you place your feet you might fall and bust your nose .
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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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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

 

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

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