Chicks ordered and in nesting mode.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by novicepeeps, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. novicepeeps

    novicepeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    So I placed my order I've been waiting two years to place. I ordered from whelp 10 straight run chicks I'm in CT and working on building the coop and run now. I've got 7 weeks to get ready for my peeps. And advice or suggested reading let me know.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] It's best to make the coop and run larger than you think you will need. When chicken addiction strikes, you'll be glad you did. Otherwise you will have to keep building more coops, etc. to keep up. Also chicken wire only keeps in chickens, it does nothing to Keep out predators. You really need 1/2" inch hardware cloth
     
  3. novicepeeps

    novicepeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Great thanks for the feed back in was thinking 1" now I'll definitley go with the half. I'm leaving enough room in the coop for three above what I think I want. My town ordinances cap me out at 12 so I'm making it big enough for 12 just in case I get too excited
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, novicepeeps, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! My only advice is for to start thinking of your down the road plans with whatever roosters you end up with as you ordered straight run. Roosters are fun to have around but soon become noisy and will over breed the hens. Good luck to you and your flock!
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    The Learning Center has a wealth of information.
     
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome....so glad you joined BYC

    Good luck with your coop building project and hope your chicks arrive happy and healthy
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. novicepeeps

    novicepeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I really hope the box that comes will be nice and loud yes we are planning the roo's for the fry pan. Our suburban neighborhood is not ok with Roos even though I would have liked one.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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