Chicken coop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tony castillo, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Tony castillo

    Tony castillo In the Brooder

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    Im fixing to get some little chicks but first I’m going to build a chicken coop and I was interested in how to ideals I’m eggar to start lol
     
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  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  4. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    There are lots of ways to build a coop! KikisGirls has given you a good place to start getting some ideas.

    It's nice to have you here!
     
  5. TomZilla43

    TomZilla43 Songster

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    Hey Tony, :welcome. Glad you could join us!:frow There's a Coop and Run-Design,Construction and Maintenance section under the forum tab that you should check out lots of folks sharing ideas and what have you. If you do Pinterest that's another great source of ideas for coops(although oft times you wind up back here when doing the Pinterest thing:lau). Anyhow best of luck with your new coop project, the one bit of advice I might offer is build bigger than you think you need to that way you aren't rebuilding in the not so distant future(Don't ask me how I know;))
     
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  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Tony, it's nice to meet you
     
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    Pork Pie Flockwit

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  9. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hello Tony and :welcome

    A couple of tips from me... build bigger than you think you’ll need and research predator protection carefully.

    I’ve just converted a cheap “factory seconds” shed from eBay into a coop. To make your life delightfully easy, consider making roll-out nest boxes (keeps eggs clean and would also prevent egg eating) and roosts with slanted poop boards and a gutter to catch the turds - when they poop at night it slides straight into the gutter and makes mucking out soooo easy! Here’s mine...
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    Does the gutter have both ends on place?
     
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