BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › Just completed first coop
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Just completed first coop

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hello all,

Our neighbor has raised chickens his entire life and can no longer care for them. He asked if we would adopt them. My wife and I converted a third if our large shed into a coop and used the covered porch area for a run. We completed the coop today and just moved the ladies into their new home. We have been caring for the chickens for the past month and love the simple goodness of this lifestyle (not to mention the wonderful eggs that the girls give us).

Here are a couple pictures from move-in day.

Thanks for all of the helpful tips!

Nate[IMG]
post #2 of 5

:welcome

 

Nice gesture on the part of your neighbor and good job on their new home! Don't be too concerned if the chicken's egg production drops for a week or two as moving is stressful to them. They'll get used to things quickly and get back on track.

 

Thanks for joining us! 

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!

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/creative-crafting-with-eggshells

Reply

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!

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/creative-crafting-with-eggshells

Reply
post #3 of 5


Hi and welcome to BYC - you seem to have done a good job on your coop / run.

 

The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 
Joining your state thread will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area, which can be helpful (just type the name of your state in the search box).
 
All the best
CT
Nairobi, Kenya
Reply
Nairobi, Kenya
Reply
post #4 of 5

The only thing I would suggest is you use  1/2" hardware cloth attached securely to your fenced area.  The fencing you have allows enough room for some predators to get in.   In the case of raccoons, they love to reach thru fencing and bite off any body part they can reach.  Chickens  tend to lay up against fences and this is not a bright move on their part.

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply
post #5 of 5

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

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

Reply

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

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: New Member Introductions
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › Just completed first coop