1. alknoll

    A note on Urban Northern coops...

    Because others on here have said they also have purchased coops from Urban Northern. I purchased the Farm House coop for 6 hens, and it is only big enough for two hens (others on here have alerted me to this and I can also tell by looking that the hens are getting squished as they grow...). I...
  2. angelashelton

    New to Chickens - A Flock of Roosters!

    Hello!! I'm Angela and Covid gave me chickens. I wanted them originally for egg supply, not eating but when I saw they were sold out I became determined, calling the local hatcheries and Tractor Supply daily. They came in, I ran to get them. I had 18 and one died - a little silkie suffocated I...
  3. MamaGer8ty

    Meat chickens with dual chickens?

    We have four Cornish hens that will be going to freezer camp in a couple of weeks. (I saw someone else said that in a post and I loved it. I can’t remember who said it though.) Is it ok to put them in the coop with our egg laying chickens until then? Should we keep them separated and in their...
  4. 26 x 10 ChickenCoopOutlet Chicken Run

    26 x 10 ChickenCoopOutlet Chicken Run

    This product works great for our 15 chickens who reside in it. It comes with the frame, chicken wire, connector pieces, zip ties, and wire. The instructions are almost non-existent. It took 2 people and 14 hours to build it, mainly because it is very challenging to figure out how to build it...
  5. J

    Hardware Cloth-buying vs. building

    Hi everyone, our family really wants to start with chickens. A local Amish company sells 6x8 coops for $725. When I investigated building my own (4x10) the price quickly got high (close to $700 because of the hardware cloth. I was looking at using about( 3) 25 foot rolls of 19 gauge from the box...
  6. kristin06

    Opinions ideas on these coops/breeding pens?

    Hi everyone! Ok so I have always wanted to build my own coops. Well we have been attempting the past few weeks on making these coops/breeding pens. Only bantam breeds are going in them (english game bantams and frizzle cochins and silkies). So far we have built 3, each one a little different...
  7. RUNuts

    How many Quail coops/cages/aviaries do you keep? And why?

    I've got a backyard with fowl. The chickens are loud and no roosters. Meat bird raising is intense and last year we raised 2 groups, so I'm trying quail this year. I'm keeping quail for meat and as a hobby. The options for a backyard breeder are have some friends to swap genetics with, buy...
  8. bernie131

    Need wisdom building a duck coop

    I here so much about chicken coops but not for ducks. I bought a chicken coop and need to know if I should elevate the housing,..chickens like that but do ducks need to be elevated? Momma duck is kinda thick and about 9yrs old. Also this thing seems flimsy,..what is Important to reinforce,.does...
  9. MOpalB

    Everything Chicken Raffles

    Please come check us out on Facebook! Raffle group for anything poultry! We have eggs, chicks, grow out pens, etc!!! Once we reach 200 members we will have a $200 drawing! We also have free raffles for members every 2 weeks! Hope to see you there! Pick some numbers, take a chance, get some crazy...
  10. A

    coop design help

    hello! i am looking for some help/guidance/ideas on the kind of coop I could build. I have six big chickens and I am not able to free range them so I need a coop and run that is big enough to be there permanent living space. It snows a lot where I live and we also have really hot summers. Please...
  11. Lilly16

    Urban Northern

    Hi Everyone, We have built our own coops in the past, but this time we need something that is less time and labor intensive and has the potential to be moved if need be. We found the site Urban Northern, and the coops have excellent reviews. Does anyone know anything about their product? Thanks!
  12. Dawnclucks22

    Coop Plans?

    We’re moving, and we’re looking for recommendations for a new coop. We have 4 chickens and a bantam, and I’m hoping that *maybe* in a few years we can get a few additions, so preferably with some extra room. Anyone have any plans they could direct me to?
  13. Celticdragonfly

    Coop advice wanted - DFW - prefab vs

    So we are about to get our first 3 chicks. Our area just went legal for backyard chickens a couple years ago - up to 3 hens, no roosters. We're prepping our brooder box and have ordered the chicks we want. And I'm looking at coops. I spent a long time coveting an Eglu, but they're pricey...
  14. R

    New member - old chicken rancher.

    Hi! Pat from Ranch-coop. We are primarily coop makers (my wife and I). This site has always been a source of wisdom and interest to us, and we've recommended BYC to hundreds of our customers. We currently keep around 30 laying hens on 2 acres. Buff Orpingtons, Columbian Rocks, and various older...
  15. Chicken Coop 001

    Chicken Coop 001

    Finished chicken run. Sides and top all covered in chicken wire with entire perimeter below ground lines in hardware cloth to prevent varmints from digging into the coop. It's been 2 years since this was completed and so far no problems. Yay!
  16. C

    Re: Chicken Coops

    Hello all you creative people and chicken lovers! I am fairly new here, and wondered if there is a specific state by state section, and how do I find it? Thinking it might be nice to have someone build me a small, and very nice coop for my chickens? Renting temporarily, so have a limited area...
  17. S

    Video on keeping coops warm

    There’s been some debate before as to whether an Omlet coop will keep chickens warm enough in winter. They sent me this promo and I thought others may be interested given the discussions on the pros and cons of adding heating. Please note I have Omlet coops but do not sell or advertise them.
  18. gvlclay

    New to raising chickens...starting from “scratch.”

    Hello. I’d love to learn how to raise healthy chickens in my backyard. I’m building a coop on Wednesday and buying my first four chickens. I reside in North Central Florida and I’m just beginning to plan and design a backyard chicken coop and habitat to gain organic eggs and have the proper...
  19. JBirdy

    Coop Bedding and Respiratory Concerns

    Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has any input on using wood pellets for coop bedding and respiratory issues in chickens? We've been trying to get to the bottom of respiratory problems in our chickens and we are starting to consider that it might be environmental as opposed to disease (which...
  20. B

    Show me inside and outside of your homemade coops

    Show me some pictures of your coops inside and out
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