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Hey guys. New here! I live in Northeast Iowa and am in the beginning of my journey to chickens! I like the idea of raising chickens for pretty much two reasons. 1) I become more sustainable 2) It would be a wonderful experience for my 3 children and I. Okay, maybe three reasons... 3) I become instantaneously AWESOME for raising my own chickens. yesss.gifThere. Now that that's out of the way, I promise I won't toot my own horn anymore. 

Like I said above I live in Iowa, on about a half acre in a neighborhood setting. I am looking to build a wood pallet coop approximately 8ft x 7ft x7ft with a slanted room for an assortment of somewhere around 7 chickens. I looked through a lot of your guys' coops and got MANY ideas! I might take a portion of the coop and use it for storage. I'm also hoping to incorporate some old wood frame windows into the structure. I want this to look legitimate so my neighbors don't scoff. This is my first encounter with pretty much anything chickens. I've seen them at the fairs, 4H, feed stores, played with chicks and grown chickens, etc., but I've certainly never raised and housed chickens personally.

I look forward to this great experience with my chickens, my children AND the chickens, and you chicken enthusiasts yippiechickie.gif

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 Say NO to Crested Ducks!                     Common Chicken Practices          Learn more about Avian Influenza

 

 

"Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live."

— Gianni Versace

 

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 Say NO to Crested Ducks!                     Common Chicken Practices          Learn more about Avian Influenza

 

 

"Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live."

— Gianni Versace

 

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Lucky to have an awesome wife.  Father to three boys.  As for animals...rabbits, chickens and goats, oh my!
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Lucky to have an awesome wife.  Father to three boys.  As for animals...rabbits, chickens and goats, oh my!
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Hello & welcome-byc.gif from Southern California! So glad you joined us!

Husband - Eric, 4 Daughters - Shamera, Piper, Jocelyn & Tilly, 3 Dogs - Hank, Zangar & Penny, Cat - Junior (Mentally Handicapped) and 3 Chicks- Nugget, Mumble & Cinnamon.

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Husband - Eric, 4 Daughters - Shamera, Piper, Jocelyn & Tilly, 3 Dogs - Hank, Zangar & Penny, Cat - Junior (Mentally Handicapped) and 3 Chicks- Nugget, Mumble & Cinnamon.

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Welcome to BYC.


     Most people have no clue...Forewarned is Forearmed

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     Most people have no clue...Forewarned is Forearmed

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frow.gif & welcome-byc.gif from Alabama. Glad you joined us.

9/28/2013 RIP Verity. . . You'll always be in our hearts.

 

Check out my Blog: The Country Chick                          And be sure to check out our soap shop on Etsy, here.

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9/28/2013 RIP Verity. . . You'll always be in our hearts.

 

Check out my Blog: The Country Chick                          And be sure to check out our soap shop on Etsy, here.

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Hi and welcome-byc.gif from Ohio. So glad you joined. thumbsup.gif

TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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  AnnElise Clark

 

~Chickens are like potato chips, you can't just have one!~ 

 

Silver Laced Wyandotte's, Silkies, Ameraucana's, Easter Egger's, Belgian d'anvers, Leghorns, California Whites, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, one Black Jersey Giant rooster, Guinea's, Ducks, and one Sweetgrass turkey tom. 

 

 

 

 

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  AnnElise Clark

 

~Chickens are like potato chips, you can't just have one!~ 

 

Silver Laced Wyandotte's, Silkies, Ameraucana's, Easter Egger's, Belgian d'anvers, Leghorns, California Whites, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, one Black Jersey Giant rooster, Guinea's, Ducks, and one Sweetgrass turkey tom. 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome! I hope you have a bunch of fun at BYC!

I am crazy about a lot of things. Chickens, reading, writing stories, and most importantly my King, Jesus. :D  

 

~Member of the Derperella Club- We're all just goin' round the rooster here! ~

~ Proud member of Team Snap!!! Chattin' on the very first chicken chat thread!!!~ 

 

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I am crazy about a lot of things. Chickens, reading, writing stories, and most importantly my King, Jesus. :D  

 

~Member of the Derperella Club- We're all just goin' round the rooster here! ~

~ Proud member of Team Snap!!! Chattin' on the very first chicken chat thread!!!~ 

 

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