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!

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    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
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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 LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    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.


    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 phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

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