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  Hello I am Debbie and I am new here.  

 

    I have lived in the south all my life and Due to a divorce I am moving to Indiana. I need info on building a chicken coop the will keep my laying hens safe year round even during the winter months. My plan is to purchase 12 laying hens. I was told Rhode Island 

Reds Lay Brown Eggs.

 

      Also I need advice on building a large green house to grow vegetables,fruits and herbs year round. I am planing on adding solar panes to my house is that a good option for both the chicken cop or greenhouse Greenhouse must feed  5 adults and 2 children. I am looking at in the future going 100% self-sustaining. Can any of you out there give me some advice or guide me. Like most people out there I am tired of outrageous prices and chemicals and not knowing what is in the food In eat.

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:frow Welcome to BYC.

 

Go up to the search bar and type in greenhouse design ... I just did that and you will find some good ideas there.  We have rhode island reds (sold that way, but actually production reds) and yes, they lay brown eggs.

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Please check out the Coops section above.  Also I would suggest you join your state thread.  Just put Indiana in the search box and it will pop up.  You will be able to get good information about  getting your birds through the winter, etc.  what predators to look out for and so on.    Please do  check out the predator  threads as well. Good to know all this before you have the birds.

 

Sorry I don't have any info on  building cheap.   Nothing seems to be cheap anymore.  Sometimes on Craig's list you can find  coops people are giving away, or dog runs which would make a good basis for a chicken run.

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Hi and welcome to BYC. You already have some good pointers. If you look at the bottom of every BYC page (just above where you can change from mobile to desktop, you will see other sites dealing with self-sufficiency and gardening. 

 

Best of luck

 

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:welcome

 

You might like to check out the DIY/Self Sufficiency forum, lots of ideas available there. Also, BYC has a couple of sister sites you might enjoy:

SufficientSelf.com

TheEasyGarden.com

 

Good luck with all your plans!

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