Build the Coop and they will come! New to backyard chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Teresa Power, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Teresa Power

    Teresa Power In the Brooder

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    Hello everyone!
    My husband, Cecil and I are just in the process of building our coop. The town we live in just changed the bylaw to allow for backyard or urban hens as they call them.
    We can only have 3 and no roosters - a few rules around where to put the coop, however we have a big enough backyard that it's not going to bother the neighbours (I hope!).
    I've been researching keeping chickens and will need some help so I'll probably be asking all kinds of questions from all you experts!
    I'm especially looking for winter information and how to maintain them. I have to keep them clean so I don't think I can use the deep litter method because of the smell...
    Well gotta go look around the site - looking forward to meeting some new friends!
    thanks
    Teresa
     
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  2. Fanci Feathers Marans

    Fanci Feathers Marans Chicken Tender

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    I usually don't recommend the feed-store coops because they can be flimsy, but in your case it might be of help. Take a good close look at one, make some adjustments, and voila! Cute chicken coop plans.

    You will probably want a chicken tractor so that your grass can grow back. Also take a good look at pull-out poop trays.
     
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  3. Teresa Power

    Teresa Power In the Brooder

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    We are building our own. We did check out the prefab ones however did read a lot of bad and not so good reviews.
    Definitely making sure he puts in the poop tray!
    Thanks so much.. .
     
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  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello Teresa and welcome to BYC

    This link may help - http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/winter-chicken-keeping, and this - http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/winter-coop-temperatures

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/learning-center.11/ and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best

    CT
     
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Hi there! :frow
    Welcome to BYC.
    This video should help you find your way around the site.
    Make yourself at home!
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C coffee time!

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    Hi Teresa, it's nice to have you here! Good luck with your coop building and finding the birds you want.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Thank you for joining BYC, hope you will enjoy it as much as we do :yesss:
     
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  8. Teresa Power

    Teresa Power In the Brooder

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    So far so good..there is so much stuff to read and I'm loving all the home photos.
     

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