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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sean2571, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. sean2571

    sean2571 In the Brooder

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    Hey y'all. My name is Sean and I can't wait to start my suburban chicken paradise here in Raleigh, NC. I live in a ranch style home on a full walk-out basement. My bedroom juts out over my backyard, supported by 8-ft posts, which I've started converting into my chicken area (225 sq. ft.)I've begun to frame-in between the post, and added a screen door for access. Since the existing height is eight feet, I'm able to efficiently use my treated 2x4 studs without any waste. I plan on applying welded hardware cloth, using a five-foot roll; burying 12" in the ground and continuing up to my mid-rail. From the mid-rail to the top, I'll be using chicken wire. I'm not sure if I need a fully-enclosed coop inside the area, as it never gets too cold, but again, I'm not sure and could use a little guidance.
     

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I prefer putting my chickens in a fully enclosed coop, at least for predator protection at night. But have a look in the Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance section and see what the other members think and what they've done.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, sean2571, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Best of luck on your construction project have fun with your chickens!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Like Sumi I recommend a fully enclosed coop to be utilized for evening protection from predators.
     
  5. Dnetschke

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    [​IMG] From Colorado!
     
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    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  7. sean2571

    sean2571 In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the guidance. I decided to build a fully-enclosed coup, and its been easy to build (not too expensive), although I'm not finished. I can't wait to get my hens. This is going to be fun!

    Sean
     

  8. thasista

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    Hi from Kentucky![​IMG]
     
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    Welcome to BYC from Kentucky
     
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