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I found your web site doing searches for chicken coops. I am new chicken raising, farming, being a chickeneer LOL. I live on 6.3 acres and plan to build my first coop. I am planning on having about 15-20 hens and a big old rooster. I have never raised chickens before so I have been researching the subject and have not bought any yet. I volunteer at our churches food bank and plan to donate excess eggs. I will be asking some questions in the appropriate forums. Mike

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When I don't fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
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Please join my chat thread. AND check out the Weekly Peep it's back! Thanks!
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Hi welcome-byc.gif Mike

Glad you could join the flock! It sounds like you are some great plans there for your new chicken adventures. Have you checked out the learning centre? Lots of fab articles that will really help you on your way ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

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Hi Mike and welcome aboard - glad that you have joined us. 

 

I wish you the best of luck with your impending chicken-keeping adventure!

 

Best wishes

CT

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Nice to meet you Mike,  welcome to Backyard chickens.  Have you checked out the  coops section above, for styles, sizes, etc.  Rule of thumb is  4-5sq. feet per bird inside the coop excluding nest boxes and roost poles.  Allow 10 sq. feet per bird in the outdoor run.    A crowded chicken is an angry one - better to keep the peace.

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Thank you all for the welcome. I had a discussion with a nice well informed lady at the feed store who keeps chickens and she recommended a book called Chick Days which I read last nite so that helps. I do need to learn more about coop design nest box size roost poles etc. I have built many structures so making a coop is no issue I just need to have a good design.

 

Thanks Mike

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