Chicken newbie needs advice on how to start her coop!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lilycooper, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. lilycooper

    lilycooper Hatching

    Aug 3, 2010
    I am looking for advice on how to start raising chickens. I am new to this, so I hope I can catch on quickly. Building the coop will not be the difficult part. I have men for that [​IMG] If anyone has a play-by-play on how you started and what you would do differently if you had to start again, PLEASE hook me up! Thank you and I am so excited to be joining you all here!

  2. Pump Hill Peeps

    Pump Hill Peeps Chirping

    Aug 3, 2010
    Jordan, NY
    welcome lilycooper. my advice would be to have the coop built and ready before you get chicks. i did it the other way and our 10 chicks out grew the 35 gal tote in a matter of weeks and had to build a temporary 8 x 4 coop in the garage. they were in that for a month or so. they create A LOT of dust. i was building myself so it took a while. it's all good now. you'll like them.

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