new coop

  1. ChickenTenderKesha

    Bought a “small” coop

    I bought a small......er coop for my secondary flock that’s starting to accumulate. I had originally planned on building an addition onto the main coop but our lack of time and resources caught me off guard so here we are :idunno With buying this used coop there’s some alterations needing done...
  2. D

    Chickens not jumping up onto perch in new coop

    Hi everyone This is my first post in the forum after being able to find plenty of advice on this forum over the past 2 years since owning chickens. When I first purchased my hens, I had a simple coop where as the hens walked in, they effectively walked onto the perches which were just above...
  3. M

    First chicken coop

    We have just finished our first chicken coop. I will be getting 5 hens that are approximately 2 yrs old this weekend and I currently have 15 chicks growing bigger each day. I am open to any advice I need to know. TIA
  4. J

    HELP - Introducing hens to new home

    My wife and I are very new to all of this and would like some guidance with introducing our chickens to their new home. We picked up 5 hens (3 barred rock, 2 orpington, 5 months old) yesterday and transitioned them into their new coop. The coop has a run area and a ladder/ramp that leads to...
  5. S

    Randy roo, tired hens, separation anxiety

    OK... I know, from reading through forums, no reason to hold onto a naughty rooster. My plymouth rock boy is only roo with 11 hens. They are so torn up, it's ridiculous. I finally caught him the other day actually standing on one hen and pecking at her head. JERK! He goes round with me every...
  6. CPT

    How long to leave chicks outside?

    Hi! We have some 7 week old Wyandotte chicks that we felt were getting too big for the brooder. So we moved them into their new coop! Kept them inside for 2 days so that they get to know their new "home" and just let them out today. Our existing flock and roosters seem to be integrating with...
  7. Left Corner

    Left Corner

    Sorry, we never posted pictures of our coop when we first built it 4 years ago.
  8. Atlantachickeng

    New Coop For Sale

    Brand new coop. Purchased at Petsmart for $225. asking $150. fully assemble by my husband. Has ventilation for cross breeze, roosting bars, pull out clean out pan from under roosting bars, two nesting boxes with lock to keep out those nasty raccoons and opossum, attached coop run with opening to...
  9. LilMissChick

    Brand new and learning!

    Good morning everyone! Thanks for the add. I am soon to be a brand new chicken mum. My fiancée and I live in an urban area in Greater Victoria on Vancouver island, BC, Canada. We are going to be setting up our back yard with a coop and large pen this spring. We want our hens to have access...
  10. S

    Leg Mites & When to Move into New Coop

    Hi, I’ve been scouring the forums, but still unsure. The property we purchased end of summer came with 11 hens and a rooster. The previous owners had a new flock they had hatched and since these were 2ish years olds, they offered them to us. The coop they are in isn’t the greatest. One wall is...
  11. Clevelcj

    My Coops and Run

    I just wanted to share with everyone my current setup. I have 13 hens and 1 beautiful roo. I am in Central VA. I just completed a new coop (minus painting) that attaches to my old one for additional space for the girls. Most days they free range in the yard and are locked up at night...
  12. LemonyCatapult

    Will my chickens adjust to a new coop?

    We currently have a small flock of 7 free range chickens who are very much in a routine of exiting their coop when the sun rises, foraging all day, and returning to their coop for night. We are now in the process of renovating our garage into a new, larger, more weather- and predator-proof coop...
  13. toriyr

    New flock | one chicken not moving, eating or drinking

    Hi there everyone, I know similar threads have been started here about the same subject, but I'm a very new backyard chicken enthusiast so any help would be much appreciated! I went out and got four chickens from a reputable breeder on the weekend just passed, all wormed and vaccinated. Have...
  14. BamburghFarms

    Integrating 2 flocks from two separate farms w/ most being of laying age...

    As I stated in our introduction to the group, we are brand new newbies at this chicken raising thing!! Lol So, we need some help with flock integration!! We have two flocks that we are wanting to integrate into one extra large coop. Currently our “main” flock of 5 hens, which consists of 1 Black...
  15. SplashyDashyChicksHatchi

    New Coop, Egg eater, and other behavioral questions

    Hello BYC! It's been a while! A lot has been going on since the start of the summer and obviously, I haven't been able to post(not that anyone would be particularly interested in that fact :confused:). I wanted to ask a few questions about my chickens and their recent activities. 1. First order...
  16. CorsPeeps

    Receiving 3 Broody hens w/chicks once all hatch - safe to keep together?

    Hi everyone :) I'm brand-spanking new to being a backyard chicken cooper keeper, but am excited for this new adventure in our lives. My husband is working on building our new coop along with a good sized fenced area for them to roam, once they get to that stage, so we are making sure we have...
  17. Crazychocolatedog

    Coops finished, run is built...newbie starting out with 3 +2

    hi, I’m such a short time, it’s been a journey. We are first time chicken owners. We started out 7 weeks ago with a brooder box of 5 chicks, 3 days old. 2 were roosters, so I traded for 2 chicks that are a week or so younger than mine. I’m not happy with the type they are, unknown breed, I was...
  18. imneva

    Coop is blank slate. Need ideas

    It’s an 8 x 12 shed and it has two windows and one extra wide door. I’m going to put a little chicken door on the right side that doesn’t have any windows. I’m not sure where I want to put my roofs or my nesting boxes. I’m also going to add vent windows on the walls that don’t have any windows...
  19. Our new coop build spring 2018

    Our new coop build spring 2018

    Still in progress. My husband is doing all the building, and I'm doing all the cosmetics. I was very specific on what I wanted/needed as far as function and ease of cleaning, though my husband made a few changes he did keep my requests in his build. One end has a storage space for all their feed...
  20. HoogiesHens67

    Hi all! New member here....

    Hi all! We are putting the finishing touches on our coop tomorrow and are supposed to pick up our girls on Sunday! This is our first time and we are so excited! Looking forward to getting to know you all!
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