Getting Closer to the Big Dsy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chippie, May 23, 2012.

  1. chippie

    chippie In the Brooder

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    Okay, just a few more things to do on the coop then it is done. My chicks come in three weeks from Meyers and I hope they are all pullets, it's what I ordered. I wonder if the smells of a new coop would bother day old chicks? I will have a corner for them to live,, with heat lamp, and all the necessities. I just hope I built fort Knox since we are in the mountains. I can't wait for the chicks then realize how much more work I have to do before they get here. I ordereed 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Golden Buffs and 2 Back Australop and I hope they all get along.
     
  2. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Songster

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    Congrats on entering the world of chickens (which there is no return from [​IMG])

    I don't think the smells would bother them, unless it is a paint smell, or something toxic.


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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
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    Kevin565 Crowing

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    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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    sumi Égalité

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Nice selection. :thumbsup
     
  8. chippie

    chippie In the Brooder

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    Thank you all...
     
  9. chippie

    chippie In the Brooder

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    Another question....I live in the mountains in the NE not far from the border. For predator proofing I did the hardware cloth around the entire coop its a walk in coop on the ground so I have hardware cloth in between the two flooring plywood we used two layers for this and I have hardware wire in the corners of the ceiling. Should I also get the electric shock fense or should I wait to see what issues arise? I also have a secure kennel run that has the hardware cloth surrounding it. Our soil if you can call it that is mostly rock with sand so not many burrowing issues here. Oh I also have the windows incased with the hardware cloth. I think I will use sand on the floor in summer and the deep litter for winter since they are long and cold. Is there anything else I should do before the arrival day? I will not use sand in the brooded I have puppy pads I will never use again then switch to dried pine chips. Any suggestions would be welcome!
     

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