Backyard chicken noob from Indianpolis

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Too Fast, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wanted to say hello, and hope to learn a lot from this forum. My wife and I have been talking about backyard chickens for a few years now, and this spring we will do just that. I'm sure we will have many questions, and as we learn, we'll answer others. Any obvious things to do/avoid? I've been reading Building Chicken Coops for Dummies lately, that is where I learned about this website.

    We are looking to build a walk in screened in coop, with a pull-out floor for a clean-out. Also we like the idea of the nesting boxes on the side of the coop with a flip up top for egg harvesting. We are primarily looking for eggs, not meat. (but that may not be the final idea!) and having 4-6 laying hens, starting with 4 this spring. Chickens are not a problem in Indy, no zoning issues.
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!!
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined the site. Good luck when you start your flock.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Too Fast, and [​IMG]! Happy you are entering the world of poultry. You won't be disappointed! I would recommend stopping by the Learning Center link below - it is a good place to start. Good luck to you!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I am reading a lot about chickens lately, we are excited to get some girls for the backyard!
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    If it ever warms up here I plan on building exterior nest boxes for both my coops
     
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us!
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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