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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Poly318, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Poly318

    Poly318 Just Hatched

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    Hello. Just a rookie here. Ended up here after several Google searches. Figured I'd be farther ahead joining and coming to you folks for any questions or thoughts I might have.
    So far it's a pretty basic setup. Got an old motorhome I converted into a coop. Gutted some of it. Put OSB down over the carpet. Made a roosting area where the table had been. And built a door with a ramp into a chain link dog kennel to give them some grass.
    So far I have 6 leghorn cage hens. They had to learn to walk right off the get go. Slowly the feathers are coming back and they are getting use to their new surroundings.
    Plans are for a rooster and maybe a couple different breed hens. Along with a larger fenced off area in the spring.
    Now to look around.
     
  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like a great setup! What breeds are you looking for?
     
  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you say cage hens I assume you mean retired production egg layers. So great you are giving them their Golden years Freedom. Ask anything you need to know. BTW your converted motorhome coop Is an Idea I was suggesting all along. (travel trailer mostly) I like to repurpose things whenever possible.
    Welcome and WISHING YOU BEST [​IMG]
     
  4. Poly318

    Poly318 Just Hatched

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    Well the motorhome sure made for a quick and easy coop. Not sure how warm it will be in the winter months though.
    Yes the hens were previously production egg layers. 15 months old. So far I'm averaging 5 eggs a day from the 6 hens.
    Not sure what kind of hens I will be looking for yet. Or if I will have many options. Brown eggs would be nice. Or even a brooding hen perhaps. But I think a rooster will come first. Preferably something not too flighty
     
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    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    :welcome
     
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, Poly318, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! Sounds like a great use for an old motor home! Best wishes to you and your flock and thank you for joining BYC!
     
  10. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    It would be fun to see a picture of your motorhome coop if you'd care to share.

    Thanks for joining us!
     

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