Happily planning our first coop!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Padleia, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. Padleia

    Padleia Just Hatched

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    Hello everyone,
    I will be a first time chicken hobbiest. I do have other animals as weLL. We have a bird friendly St.Bernard, 2 cats (not sure how they will be with chickens). And 2 kids (ages 18 months, and 9 years).
    I am in the planning stages of our first coop!
    We will be moving in April to our own house (currently renting a suite), and the yard has .45 acre. We are very excited to plan our coop with laying hens. We may eventually add a seperate coop for meatbirds (not 100% sure on this yet).
    Currently we are allowed to have 5 backyard chickens per household.
    I look forward to researching more about dofferent breeds of Chickens, and all the care involved. I am so excited to start this hobby with my kids!
    Freeranged eggs for the win!!! [​IMG]
     
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Great to have you with us. Here's a link to the Breeds Forum as you start deciding on breeds you want: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops
    And lots of ideas and plans to be seen in Coops here https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops
    Also, stop by the Learning Center and do some valuable research on all things chicken: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    Finally, here is a link to the Canadian thread if you'd like to chat with fellow Canadian chicken keepers: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/144/canadians-check-in-here There may be a dedicated BC thread if you dig deep enough. :)
    Best wishes and enjoy the adventure! :)
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us and congrats on building your own place! @redsoxs has given you some great links that will keep you busy for a while [​IMG]

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  4. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! redsox gave you great links, as he always does. So I'll just say hi! :frow Good luck with your venture!
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Great intro there :D Please do check out the great links redsoxs left for you, I'm sure you will find them most helpful.
    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  6. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us! Congrats on deciding to start your chicken keeping adventures! Have a great time on BYC and best wishes! [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Since you have a young child and a toddler, I think you would prefer a fairly gentle, docile breed like Cochins, or Buff Orpingtons,
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. mstamme2u

    mstamme2u Just Hatched

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    Welcome to BYC! :cd
     
  10. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC.
     

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