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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ClucksForFun, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. ClucksForFun

    ClucksForFun Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2012
    Hey guys. New here! I live in Northeast Iowa and am in the beginning of my journey to chickens! I like the idea of raising chickens for pretty much two reasons. 1) I become more sustainable 2) It would be a wonderful experience for my 3 children and I. Okay, maybe three reasons... 3) I become instantaneously AWESOME for raising my own chickens. [​IMG]There. Now that that's out of the way, I promise I won't toot my own horn anymore.

    Like I said above I live in Iowa, on about a half acre in a neighborhood setting. I am looking to build a wood pallet coop approximately 8ft x 7ft x7ft with a slanted room for an assortment of somewhere around 7 chickens. I looked through a lot of your guys' coops and got MANY ideas! I might take a portion of the coop and use it for storage. I'm also hoping to incorporate some old wood frame windows into the structure. I want this to look legitimate so my neighbors don't scoff. This is my first encounter with pretty much anything chickens. I've seen them at the fairs, 4H, feed stores, played with chicks and grown chickens, etc., but I've certainly never raised and housed chickens personally.

    I look forward to this great experience with my chickens, my children AND the chickens, and you chicken enthusiasts [​IMG]
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  3. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
  4. 3LilBirds

    3LilBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello & [​IMG] from Southern California! So glad you joined us!
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
  8. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

  9. Fluffballs

    Fluffballs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2012
    With my chickies!
    Welcome! I hope you have a bunch of fun at BYC!

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