Heffley Chicken Ranch

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bradshev, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Bradshev

    Bradshev Out Of The Brooder

    I'm Brad. New to chicken fun farming.
    I've read a LOT of things on this site , and after filtering through it, most of it is quite helpful.
    I'm building a 12×8 coop w/a 12×20 covered run plus another 20×50 fenced but not covered run where my Marema (dog) will guard during the day. I'm aiming for a test group of 15 hens to see how much they love their new home.
    Any helpful hints ?
    Wolfie. ....
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Brad. Glad you decided to our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of hens are you planning to get and your main purpose in getting them? Eggs? Meat? Both?
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Rule of thumb is 4 sq.feet inside the coop per bird (not counting roosts or nest boxes, and 10 sq.feet per bird in the outdoor run. I'm sure your LSGD will be kept busy, persuading predators to visit someone else. Every critter seems to love chickens and not in a good way.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Look in the Where am I - Where are You section of the Forum for Canada threads. Sounds like you have planned well. X2 on Diva's dimensions.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our "flock"

    Sounds like you'll have a nice coop with plenty of room for 15 hens! I suggest taking a look at the Learning Center for lots of helpful information on raising chickens: Learning Center Articles
     
  6. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Welcome to BYC! Feel free to ask any questions you may have! This site is a great resource, I'm sure you'll find answers to all you questions here. :)
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your future chickens! It sounds like you have a nice roomy coop for them. [​IMG]
     
  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. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] What breed of chickens are you going to get?
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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