A True Newbie....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by latnya1, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. latnya1

    latnya1 New Egg

    Jan 11, 2016
    Hi, my name is La Tonya. My husband and I are looking to build a chicken coop and run for our new chickens. Now, granted I might be ahead of the game as we don't have chickens yet....but I want to be prepared if possible...

    This is something very new for us so we will need all the suggestions and help we can get. I know this is a trial and error but we are so excited....and nervous at the same time.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome La Tonya

    Glad you could join the flock! The learning centre has lots of great articles that would really help you get started on your chicken adventures. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    I'm sure you will enjoy your new hobby very much, keeping chickens is both great fun and very rewarding. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
    1 person likes this.
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, La Tonya. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on Yorkshire coop; if you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
    1 person likes this.
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
    1 person likes this.
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi La Tonya, [​IMG]

    Check out the coops tab for some great ideas you might want to incorporate into your coop:

    If you have questions about your coop and/or run, you can ask them here:

    A couple important things to keep in mind...make it as predator-proof as possible (no one wants to experience the loss of their flock) and make it as big as possible (big enough for you to move around in it, big enough the chickens don't feel crowded and big enough you can add more birds at some point).

    It's nice to have you here!
  6. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Feb 5, 2015
    The Golden State~
    Hello and [​IMG]
    We are glad you joined us!
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Stay Calm Backyard chickens is here. It's a good idea to have the coop/ run or brooder ready BEFORE getting any birds. Much less stressful than getting chicks/birds and not knowing where to put them or what to do. "Raising Backyard Chickens," forum is another good place to read up. Welcome to BYC

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by