Happy ending!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by starbuck123, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. starbuck123

    starbuck123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone, metro MN here. We did it backward, getting the coop first. Oops! We did get the city to amend the rules however, when we pointed out that they were not 100% clear so now at least nobody will make the same mistake as we did!

    We tried 3 times to obtain a permit and were denied - long story but we persisted and finally...they agreed and the coop will be in an outside garage. Now we're waiting on chicks, arriving in May. We still need to construct a run which is the reason for the delay, so our permit is somewhat provisionary, as long as the run we build is sufficient, and we need to wait for the ground to thaw. In the meantime we're learning all that we can. I look forward to chatting and learning as we go - nice to meet you all!

    K & T
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    IS it possible to find some used dog kennel panels on Craig's list or elsewhere? If you line them on inside with 1/2" hardware cloth they can be pretty well predator proof. You can also cover them to provide some relief from rain and snow- keep out raptors & prevent chickens from flying out. A wire skirt extending outward from perimeter to 18" to 24" and covered with grass or sod, or gravel can keep out some of the digging predators. Rule of thumb is 4-5sq.feet per bird inside the coop - not counting roost and nest box, and 10 sq.feet per bird in the outdoor run.

    Hope you get your permit. Please update us when it happens. Best of luck and Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.
     
  3. starbuck123

    starbuck123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great tips - thank you. :)
     
  4. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  5. starbuck123

    starbuck123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ^ thanks so much..love your pictures!! ;)
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    I'm glad to hear that you can get chickens! What breeds are you getting?
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.


    So glad you joined us!
     
  9. starbuck123

    starbuck123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone :). We are getting gl wyandotte, a silver wyandotte, a black australorp and a buff orp- mid May. Can't wait and lots more to learn between now and then!
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined the BYC "flock!"

    Good luck with your future chicks! You've chosen some nice breeds. [​IMG]
     
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