Greetings from Chicago!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WalkoeChicks, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. WalkoeChicks

    WalkoeChicks New Egg

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    Happy Holidays everyone!
    Just joined BYC today! My sister and I have teamed up together to raise some chickens. We have just started our research and hope to have some chicks by spring. So far, we have found some wonderful information here and we are so excited to get started. We are going to start off with 4 hens and we'll see how it goes from there. Any recommendations on where to purchase a good chicken coop? What are some MUST HAVES when it comes to coops?
    Thanks for any help. We are very "green" when it comes to this so any advice is welcome. :)
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Search the forums and plan, and you will be prepared when you start up your flock. Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Generally you want around 4 square feet of floor space inside the coop, and 10 square feet in the run, per bird. More is always better - many people find that chickens are like potato chips, it is hard to stop once you have a few.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome to BYC and Happy Holidays!
     
  6. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Hello and Welcome!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    First [​IMG] great to have ya [​IMG]


    It is easer to get some 2x4's and plywood and build one yourself just make a box with a door and get some wire for a fence no reason to spend more the you need to [​IMG] put in some nesting boxes and a place to roost........ there are plans available if you get lost draw some up your self or go to the libuary at the top of the page [​IMG]


    gander007 [​IMG]
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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