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We are going to get our first chickens this morning.  I have my brooder set up and heated and I am finishing the coop this week, during my spring break.  My 6 and 2-year-old are excited, and my wife asked for this as a birthday present.  Either this or a shotgun, and I am thinking the shotgun would have been less work.

 

I am happy to have found this invaluable resource online, and will make good use of it and you.  I am a high school Engineering teacher so I hope to be able to get the plans for my coop, and any other devices I make or modify up for the community.  I can take your plans and put them into AutoCAD or Inventor to create blueprints of them if anyone wishes.  Just let me finish my coop and run first.

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Sounds like you've got a lot under control! And yes, a shotgun is waaaaay easier, lol. I'm working with my first chickens as well, everyone here has been super helpful. Welcome to BYC! 🐣🐥
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:welcome

 

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Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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post #4 of 9

Hi and a warm welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. You seem to have everything planned out, which is great and very kind of you to offer to help members out with AutoCad - I'm sure you will have some members taking you up on that offer! 

 

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

 
 
You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.
 
All the best
CT
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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.   What breeds are you getting?

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We have 4 Plymouth barred rock hens chicks
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We have 4 Plymouth barred rock hens chicks

Oh my, how nice. Looks like a nice brooder set up ! 

 

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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post #8 of 9

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

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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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As soon as I get everything with the coop finished, planning for a fieldtrip, and my woodshop cleaned up, I plan on posting everything plus plans for the coop or brooder including improvements.  

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