Greetings from So. Oregon!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tyaker, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Tyaker

    Tyaker Out Of The Brooder

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    My wife and I are new chick owners, working on a brooder with 2 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Light Brahma, 2 Ameraucanas, 1 Barred Plymouth Rock, and a Cuckoo Maran. Super excited to research all your experienced advice! Building a bigger brooder, shopping for the right coop. Going to be a fun adventure!
     
  2. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens glad you stopped in
     
  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Lord of the Feed Premium Member

    welcome egg 300 farmer connie.gif :frow
     
  4. HuskerHens18

    HuskerHens18 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome!! We're glad you joined us :D
     
  5. Plip

    Plip True BYC Addict

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    Sounds like a great little flock! Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Flock Master Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya
    Beware of commercially made coops... They only hold about half what they say and then there's chicken math to consider.
     
  7. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    My Coop
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Rjohns has given you the true about commercially built coops. They by far, overestimate how many birds can fit inside(and be comfortable) plus the coops cannot stand up to weather.

    If you can build (check out BYC's coop section) or transform a shed, big shipping container(from large appliances) etc.
     
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  9. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    :welcome

    It's nice to have you here, thanks for joining us!
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you have a local Craig's list of ads, often people are giving away coops and chickens.
    Sometimes free and with feed etc. Either they have to move, or just aren't cut out to be poultry people. A large dog house can make a good isolation pen if you have sick bird or are quarantining new birds.

    Dog runs can be a basis for your chicken yard. Rehab stores often have windows, you could put into a coop, doors, etc.
     
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