Brand New to Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JayVee, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. JayVee

    JayVee New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    Sep 7, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    Hello,

    After planning to start raising chickens for the last year I finally took the plunge. I purchased three 18 month old hens over Labor Day weekend. The chickens appear to be a leghorn mixed with another unidentified breed. The seller provided me with a "coop" as part of the deal. Unfortunately the coop was nothing more than a medium sized dog house made out of particle board. Tomorrow I will be building a more permanent coop with the help of my neighbor. I base it off a design I saw at a Southern States store. If the coop turns out OK maybe I will post a picture on the forum. Anyway, this is going to be quite a learning experience for me. I'm sure I will have lots of questions for quite awhile.
     
  2. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,712
    83
    158
    Jul 22, 2013
    Good luck with the coop, welcome to the site!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,804
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    [​IMG]
     
  4. EmSteele

    EmSteele Chillin' With My Peeps

    369
    35
    128
    Apr 9, 2013
    Southern Indiana
    Welco.e to BYC! You can find some great coop designs by typing that phrase I.to the search bar! Also, it's always fun to type in where you are from to see of you have "local" fellow BYCers!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    83,388
    11,672
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

    801
    50
    141
    Jul 18, 2013
    Hixson, TN
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Sandstorm495

    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,384
    33
    176
    Dec 2, 2012
    Darwin, Australia
    Welcome to BYC. Have fun learning!
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    12,406
    494
    338
    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by