Greetings from So. Oregon!

Tyaker

In the Brooder
Mar 17, 2018
2
11
26
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!
 

penny1960

Yippity do Da Yippity ay
Premium Feather Member
5 Years
Dec 29, 2015
57,171
248,534
1,697
Mossyrock, WA
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!

Welcome to Backyard Chickens glad you stopped in
 

Farmer Connie

Gallus gallus domesticus
Feb 28, 2017
17,712
60,774
1,317
Florida Peninsula
My Coop
My Coop
welcome egg 300 farmer connie.gif
:frow
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Aug 26, 2009
139,454
278,782
2,027
Out to pasture
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.
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Aug 26, 2009
139,454
278,782
2,027
Out to pasture
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.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom