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Hello all, after lengthy discussions my wife and I have ventured in being chicken owners. I built a hutch out of a 42x48 pallet last weekend, and we bought 8 Rhode Island pullets this weekend just a few weeks old. The chicken run is going to be a 10x10x6 dog lot. Both my wife and I have done tons of research so hopefully we will do good, but will still ask questions in the forum.

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Glad you could join us here! Congrats to you and your wife on getting your chicken adventures underway big_smile.png I'm sure you will both enjoy them very much, lots of fun and very rewarding too.

Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly. Good luck and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience)

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - 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 - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
 
All the best
CT

Hi and welcome to our community.

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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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Rule of thumb, allow  4-5 sq. feet per bird in the coop, excluding roosts & nest boxes   and  10 sq.feet per bird in the outdoor  dog.  A run cover can provide shade, some protection from the elements and keep fliers inside,  and jumpers,, climbers and  raptors from getting inside.

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