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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickenNerdKS, May 20, 2016.

  1. ChickenNerdKS

    ChickenNerdKS New Egg

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    I am new to the chicken world. I am currently building my own coop and my chicks will be delivered around the end of June. I have two questions. 1. What is the best type of heater to use for my coop? 2. What is the best type of electric fence to use?
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. If you are planning on brooding your chicks in the coop, then the "mama heating pad" thread - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/956958/mama-heating-pad-in-the-brooder-picture-heavy-update is probably the best place to begin. I'd suggest posting your question on electric fencing on the "coops and runs" forum.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    This link may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! CT has left you some great links to check out which I'm sure you will find most helpful. Wishing you the very best of luck with your new chicken adventures I'm sure you will enjoy them very much.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. ChickenNerdKS

    ChickenNerdKS New Egg

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    Thank you CT for all the great suggestions. I am going to be brooding my chickens in my garage and then slowly adapt them to the out door weather. They will probably go into my coop towards the end of September. I have them coming in at the end of June!!! So very excited for this adventure.
     
  7. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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