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Hi guys, I am totally new to the chicken world! So any helpful advice anyone can offer I would have an open mind too! My husband and I are finishing up our coop this week and will hopefully be able to add chickens to it this weekend!

Thank you in advance ūüėć
H.L.
post #2 of 7

Welcome to BYC!

You should post some photos of your new coop - we love seeing the ideas everyone comes up with.  Are you planning to start with chicks or started/mature birds?  Have you decided on breeds yet? 

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post #3 of 7

Hi and :welcome - glad that you have joined us.

 

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box as there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 

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

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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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post #5 of 7

Best advice I can offer is not to use flimsy chicken wire  -instead  get 1/2" hardware cloth for use to replace it.

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post #6 of 7
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I definitely will! We have started our coop and are close to being finished. My husband is a carpenter, so the small project I envisioned has now turned into a tiny Taj Mahal!! :) We are getting chickens that are a few weeks old, a friend had a bunch and was more than happy to share. I'm unsure of the breed as of now, like I said I'm a newbie and chicken is all greek to me! But I do have a chicken guru friend I intend to drive crazy shortly too!!

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Oh boy! I bet there's a story that goes along with that!! We did buy heavy duty stuff for the initial coop, I think my fingers will never be the same after rolling it out!! But I will definitely keep that insight in mind!!

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