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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by piperlin, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. piperlin

    piperlin Hatching

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    My husband and I bought a house last November with 1 1/2 acres. I have been reading up on how to take care of chickens. I just got the bookChick Days for absolute beginners by Jenna Woginrich and it is very helpful. First thing to do when the weather breaks is get a coop ready for chickens. We are going to divide half of our shed for that purpose. So we have some carpentry to do and neither one of us know anything about it. Lol But with our daughter in laws help we should get it done. I worry so much about predators especially small ones. I already know we have had a rat in the shed. Any advice will be appreciated. I am looking forward to having chickens. I know I will love them!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Congratulations on your new home, and welcome to BYC.
     
  3. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Songster

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Start by putting mouse traps in there until you get the hens.Need anything else?
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. Be sure and use hardware cloth instead of chicken wire as there are too many predators that can either tear through chicken wire, or squeeze through the openings in the mesh (like rats). There is a good article at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/07/11-tips-for-predator-proofing-chickens.html on predator proofing your chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your coop built.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you joined us!
     
  6. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Welcome From Australia.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.

    Good luck with the coop construction!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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