First Time Chicken Keeper

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MtAsadi, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. MtAsadi

    MtAsadi Just Hatched

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    Hi all,
    I am new to owning chickens and have just bought 5 bantam x LF hens that should start laying soon, they are still a little young. I am planning on having laying hens and also doing a run of about 10 meat birds in March. My husband and I have decided to repurpose anything useful that we have instead of buying or building new. We recently bought a house and it had a insulated dog house and 10x 6 ft chain link kennel attached that we wont use so we repurposed it as the chicken house and it turned out pretty nice, surprisingly. I have been doing crazy amounts of research to get ready for the "ladies" and am very excited to get things rolling and start to collect eggs and meat to be more self sufficient. I am looking forward to all of the insight available on this site.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the flock. A lot of chicken folks repurpose materials - many use shipping pallets or crates from large appliances. Some stores just throw them out. Craig's list is usually a "fertile dumping ground" for people disposing of dog runs, chicken coops and sometimes chickens and coops. Also some folks head for "rehab" stores and make some great finds for doors and windows.
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  4. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Watermelon123

    Watermelon123 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Welcome!! Im glad you joined our flock. [​IMG]
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of LF hens are you getting?
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Please feel free to ask any questions you may have! Good luck with your new flock.[​IMG]
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask! What breeds of chicken are you getting?
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. cypressdrake

    cypressdrake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Louisiana. Glad you joined the group. Best of luck with your new flock. Hello from Louisiana. Glad you joined the group[​IMG]
     

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