Chickens in my future

Jasper D

Chirping
May 17, 2017
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Hello everyone! Just joined the site. I have been wanting Chickens for a long time. I live in Chula Vista, Ca. and I believe I am able to have up to 6. Still deciding on whether to buy a coop or throw one together. I am leaning toward buying. Any suggestions on Coop purchasing and size and all around chicken knowledge. I am a sponge. I will be reading and absorbing as much as possible from this site.
Thanks ,
Jasper D
 

chameleon

Chirping
Dec 23, 2016
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Garden Route, South Africa
Hi and :welcome Jasper. I will leave the details up to those with more experience that me, I'll just say that if you do purchase a coop go as big as you can. Premade coops tend to overstate their capacity and be very small. The more space your chickens have the happier they'll be and the easier it will be to keep clean.
 

Pork Pie

Flockwit
Premium Feather Member
7 Years
Jan 30, 2015
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Hi Jasper and welcome to BYC. I agree with @chameleon with reference to coops. Sure, they look quaint and pretty in your garden, but they are fairly shoddy (on the whole) and will not serve you as well as converting a garden shed, for example. Either way, check out the Coops section - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/coops.12/ and you can ask any questions that you may have on this forum - https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance.9/

More generally, you'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/learning-center.11/ and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

All the best

CT
 

Cntry1958

Songster
5 Years
Mar 16, 2017
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Somewhere in Maryland
Welcome to BYC,

I would also build a coop instead of buying one. It will be larger for your chickens and better quality. Makes it stronger then the ones you can buy so that its predator proof. Use hardware cloth instead of chicken wire. Make it so you can stand up in so that its easier to clean for you also.
 

TwoCrows

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Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Mar 21, 2011
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Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

So glad you could join our community! You have definitely come to the right place for all the fun and learning. Definitely stop by the links CTKen has left for you.

Make yourself at home here and welcome to our flock! :)
 

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