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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TJM889, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. TJM889

    TJM889 New Egg

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    Hi there,

    we live in St Louis City and have four chickens in our back yard. We got them for the fun of having them as pets and of course for the eggs. We bought a coop from a friend that made it for his own chickens but wanted to upgrade in size. I am currently reworking the coop doors, changing the run, sketching out plans for a feeder and looking into a watering system.

    I am finishing up my Bachelors degree while my wife works full time, so progress is slow sometimes but we're getting there. The run changes will include access hatches for the watering/feed systems, sun shade and more square footage for the birds to play in.

    I'm here mostly to find ideas for designs and to brainstorm problems or issues.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is loads of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any specific questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  3. deb talarico

    deb talarico New Egg

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    Thank you. I'm very excited . I have six chickens. I got them when they were only a couple days old and now they are almost 8 weeks. I just love them ! My husband built a nice chicken coop for my girls. He's not quite done yet. He has to finish the run.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Have you checked out the Coops section? There are many, styles, sizes and features. You may also like to scope out the Predator section to get tips of protecting your flock.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. Tell your husband I said good luck in finishing the run. :eek:)
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Hi, welcome to BYC!

    What breed of chickens do you have? Good luck with getting your Bachelors and re-working the coop. There are a lot of member coop build stories here that may give you some ideas:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    And if you have questions about coops/runs, you can post them here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

    Hope you and your wife are enjoying the new flock!


    Hi, welcome to BYC!

    What kind of chickens do you have? Glad to hear you are enjoying them. Nice to have a handy spouse to do the building projects.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. deb talarico

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    Thank you. I never know how to reply on this website right. I love taking care of my chickens I've had them since May they are laying anywhere between six and seven eggs a day. I have six chickens I think only 4 are laying eggs though. It's amazing I found a way to reply right now.
     
  10. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    You replied fine...maybe you just need more practice. Find a thread that interest you and engage in a conversation...some of the threads move really fast so that would give you lots of replying practice! [​IMG]
     

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