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This seems like a wonderful group!!  I am a novice -- just getting started with my first chicks in the uber large dog kennel while we construct our coop.  I am finding all this very fascinating, to be sure!!  In advance....appreciate your knowledge, experience, and willingness to share it!

 

Lisa

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:welcome Lisa!

Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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Hi welcome-byc.gif Lisa

Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on getting your chicken adventures started clap.gif
Raising chicks is great fun and very rewarding too. Have you checked out the learning centre? Lots of fab articles there that I'm sure you will find very helpful. Here is the link ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

Wishing you the very best of luck for the future. Enjoy BYC frow.gif
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Thank you for the warm welcome!!  We are having so much fun with these chicks.  I have visited the Learning Center several times, but alas....grandchild over for the weekend, and focus is in short spirts.  I have a quick, dumb question (that may very well be in the Learning Center).  We will be designing our own coop, mostly because we have an impressive amount of scrap supplies.  But why, in most photographs, is the floor of the coop up off the ground?  Digging?  Predators?? 

 

Since reading about various breeds, I would sure like to acquire a Black Copper Maran for the deep brown eggs.  The Appenzeller Spitzhaubens sounds fun, as well!  This is a constant source of entertainment!!  How do you ever get anything else done?

 

Lisa

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Thank you for the warm welcome!!  We are having so much fun with these chicks.  I have visited the Learning Center several times, but alas....grandchild over for the weekend, and focus is in short spirts.  I have a quick, dumb question (that may very well be in the Learning Center).  We will be designing our own coop, mostly because we have an impressive amount of scrap supplies.  But why, in most photographs, is the floor of the coop up off the ground?  Digging?  Predators?? 

Since reading about various breeds, I would sure like to acquire a Black Copper Maran for the deep brown eggs.  The Appenzeller Spitzhaubens sounds fun, as well!  This is a constant source of entertainment!!  How do you ever get anything else done?

Lisa
Welcome to the BYC family! Chicken coops are normally raised due to the many predators they have. There are many factors to take into consideration when setting up your coop and brood box. Feel free to ask questions at any time! Myself and many others are always willing to help where we can 😆 Best of luck!
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Nice to meet you Lisa.  Welcome to Backyard chickens.   Floors are also raised if the area gets a lot of rain.

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post #7 of 8

Hi Lisa and welcome to BYC - some great advice already, so i will just say hi :frow

 

Best wishes

 

CT

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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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