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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MyFrancesca, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. MyFrancesca

    MyFrancesca In the Brooder

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    Hello all! We just found out we're moving to a new location that has enough land to have chickens!!! After a lot of (nagging) persistence, my boyfriend has agreed we can own some! I've been doing the chicken dance of excitement for a few days now!

    I've been stalking this website for quite some time and can proudly post myself as a soon-to-be chicken owner. I am sure I will have thousands of questions to all of you who have been broken in well.

    We are now city folk (I was raised in the country) but the new house we have has an extremely large fenced in backyard. Now the hunt for a chicken coop begins! Anyone know where I can find one used? What characteristics should I look for? I want it to be as inconspicuous as possible since we're living next door to one of the largest companies in Akron, Ohio.

    I plan to buy Easter Eggers or Wyandottes to have quieter chickens. Opinions?

    Any information is appreciated.

    Thanks everyone!!!
     
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  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  3. bigchicken56

    bigchicken56 In the Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC, its great to have you on the site.[​IMG]
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, MyFancesca, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard and glad you are able to get yourself some chickens soon. I like the choices of birds - although I have a very vocal Easter Egger (the other 3 I have are very quiet). Best of luck in your new adventure!!
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I'm not sure where you can buy a coop, CL maybe? Also look in the Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance section for ideas and how-to's on how to build one. There are many breeds to choose from and they all have their own characteristics. Have a look in the Breeds section for ideas. Enjoy your chickens!
     

  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  7. MyFrancesca

    MyFrancesca In the Brooder

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    I have seen a couple on CL but have no interest in them...one was a dog kennel turned coop and the other...well...no. Anyhow, I found an online website that was selling decent looking ones as end-of-season sale and they seemed okay but my knowledge is limited, most were under $300 with free shipping but they were small...for 3-5 chickens. Which would work but I'd like a little more room.
    I considered finding an old shed (might actually have a friend throwing one out soon) and turning it into a coop...but as far as building/making one myself...I have little desire to do that.

    I'll check out that forum and see what other people have done. Thanks for the tip!
     
  8. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Songster

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    Hi and[​IMG] So glad you joined us!!![​IMG]
     
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  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    [​IMG] from California! I'm glad you can get some chickens!
     

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