Building new coop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by alovelylady40, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. alovelylady40

    alovelylady40 Hatching

    Feb 23, 2017
    Kimball MI
    Building our ladies a new coop! Just need some ladies lol. Just built a new house. Our last chickens lived 6 years :) died of old age. Looking for some move to care for. Live in st. Clair county mi.

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
    You may have better luck if you go to your "state thread" here : - that way you'll be networking with folks more likely to be in your area.
    Alternatively, this is the time of year when chicks are in every farm, feed and many pet or garden stores so if you are not opposed to hatchery stock birds that is an option to build your flock too.
    I am so glad you've joined us - best of luck with your new flock!
  3. peeper89

    peeper89 Songster

    Feb 21, 2017
    look at ur feed store mine get chick this time year they have lots of cute ones
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Best of luck with your coop construction! Great advice by Ol Grey Mare! Personally, if you have the skills to build it. It seems to me that most of the ones I see at local farm and ranch stores are both too small and too flimsy to hold up for more than a year or two. Second bit of advice...if you build, build it bigger than you think you will ever need - chickens are addictive and once "chicken math" takes hold, you'll hope the larger space! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hope you find the new ladies you're looking for!
  7. alovelylady40

    alovelylady40 Hatching

    Feb 23, 2017
    Kimball MI

    Thanks for the advice. Still a work in progress. Welcome all suggestions :)

  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under alovelylady40 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Good luck with the build and your new flock.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
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