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We (SO and I) will be picking up 4 sexed chicks (Black Australorp) this weekend! We are very excited! This past weekend, we built the interiors of our coop and plan to complete the run as we raise them; the coop is within an existing shed in our yard.

We have never had chickens and are excited about this new adventure. Attached are photos of the coop (nearly complete).

The basics of our design came from combing the forums here: 2 laying boxes, 6 inch clearance for a litter tray on one side, 4' x 4' footprint within the shed, etc.

We would love to see your ideas for keeping the chicken door securely closed at night, hear any comments on ventilation, and a permanent and mobile run.

So far we've kept the cost under $200 and can't wait to pick up our chicks.

Thanks in advance and for all of the advice you've given in last posts!

Anna & Chris





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Alright :welcome great to have you joining the BYC flock :frow

 

 

BYC has a very useful Learning Center :caf

 

 

 

 

This is our latest project a 10X10X8 chicken coop and there are two coops built as one :weee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another angle of the coop the run will be added on later :yesss:

 

 

You can always make a automatic door that opens and closes on a timer :fl

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Hi Anna and Chris and welcome to BYC. Seems like your plans are coming along nicely.

 

The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced poultry keepers - loads of info on anything poultry. 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.
 
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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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Hello and :welcome

We're glad you joined us!

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You don't throw a whole life away just because their beaten up a little~

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This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
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Looks good :thumbsup:welcome

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