Beginning an adventure

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Antonius, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. Antonius

    Antonius New Egg

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    My name is Tony and my grandfather and I are just starting to build a chicken coop so that we can raise some chickens. We know not what we are getting into but hope that it will be fun.
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Sounds like a great project. Check out the coops forum above. One main thing to remember is allow 4 sq.feet per bird inside the coop - not counting nestboxes and roosts. And 10 sq.feet in an outside run. Hope you will document and photograph the process - then add it to the coop section for someone else .
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Tony! Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck to you and your grandfather in your new adventure. Do you have any breed preference?
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Good luck building your coop!
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You have come to the right place for all the fun and learning! Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    If you need some ideas on your coop build, check out our coops pages too for more helpful tips and hints from our members...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    Just remember, 4 to 5 square feet per bird in the coop, 10 square feet per bird in the run. Never cram in birds as they will turn on each other. And don't forget the venting in the eaves or ceiling. Let that air fly up there to remove moisture and keep the air clean. Chickens are susceptible to respiratory ailments in bad air.

    Enjoy this new adventure you are on and if you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Good luck with the coop project!
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us.
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC & happy Thanksgiving!
     

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