Chicken newbie needs advice on how to start her coop!

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

  1. lilycooper

    lilycooper New Egg

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    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!

    lilycooper
     
  2. Pump Hill Peeps

    Pump Hill Peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    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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