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Christine - Enchanted Gardens Farm..Building a chicken coop and a newbie chicken mom!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Enchanted, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Enchanted

    Enchanted Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everybody, I am new here and a newbie to Chickens, but here I am building my 4x8 coop. I got the plans off of Ana White's website, a mom/homesteader from Alaska. site is http://ana-white.com/2012/05plans/shed-chicken-coop . I modified it a bit as my windows are from our house, an 1894 Folk Victorian that we are restoring. Still need to add the nesting boxes. I am expecting my chickens to arrive 2/20, 5 Amerucana, 5 Silver Laced Wyandotte, and 5 Rhode Island Reds. A little nervous about taking care of thesse tiny peepers for the first month, as I will have to keeep them sequestered in my office, as I have 3 dogs - thus no chickens - chomp! Just worried they may die on me. I am in Eastern North Carolina, so the weather is warming up and should be able to have them out in the coop by the end of March. We are a start-up micro-farm, Enchanted Gardens. Veggies, fruit, eggs, and by next year, honey. Right now after the cost of building this coop, ($600) and the fencing and feed etc., my ladies are in debt and need to start producing eggs quickly! I want these chickens to be fed as natural as possible..any suggestions? Have a great day y-all!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greeting from Kansas, Enchanted, and [​IMG]! Great looking coop!! [​IMG] Looks like a sturdy and secure chicken house to me! Best of luck with your birds and your entire micro farm. You might get some natural food ideas by posting in the link below. Lots of folks are going the all natural route. Have fun and good luck!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/12/feeding-watering-your-flock
     
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  3. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  4. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello and welcome from Cumberland County, NC
     
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  5. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Your coop is looking great!!
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. That's going to be one very stylish coop.
     
  8. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow nice job! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Cheers from Ohio! [​IMG]Glad you could join us! [​IMG]
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California, kudos on building a great coop!
     
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