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Excited to get chickening!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EvanMacDonald, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Hi there! We bought a house this past summer and it has a large coop and run in the backyard. We've always wanted chickens and we are doing it this year! We have three kids, so everyone at our house is excited. Our youngest is 2, so I know we will have some challenges, but very excited!

    Finding lots of helpful info here!

    -evan
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi Evan and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Theres lots of info in the Learning Centre so do check that out. You may also wish to join your state thread (just search for your state) so you can meet other BYC members in your area.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Evan, Welcome to Backyard chickens. Is the coop in good condition? Has it been used recently? If so you would want to give it a very thorough cleaning, and precautionary spraying for lice /mites & letting it dry and thoroughly air out, before putting new birds in there.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. The coop was in use less than a year ago. Previous home owners kept 8 hens. I posted a video tour of the coop and run.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084506/looking-for-feedback-on-coop-and-run-video#post_16620039

    Would love your thoughts on what I need to do to get it up to snuff. Also, can you point me to info about spraying for lice and mites? Sounds important :)
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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