Hello All

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tanis82, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. Tanis82

    Tanis82 New Egg

    Jun 12, 2016
    Victoria, BC Canada
    Wanted to say hello to the community. I've had chickens when I was younger. Just recently purchased 4 chicks...

    Just getting their run together. Most of the runs and such I've noticed being sold at the garden and farm stores seem ridiculously small.

    I'm not wanting to keep my girls in an awkward position at night *they will have an automatic opener, or I'll open it up fairly early. Start work at 5am.*

    I do have to give up my garden space, as my wife will not let me take up more of the yard for my "projects".

    I'm willing to sacrifice, about 7' by 12' including coop space, putting a 4'x4'x4' coop in the corner.

    Just wanted to get some input when saying hello :). I will be starting a thread in the coop section, once I start digging holes.

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Yes, these prebuilt coops are way too small for flocks. Chickens enjoy hanging out in their coops and wont in these tiny ones. I started with a small above ground coop and had all kinds of trouble with frost bite, cramped birds and just mayhem within the flock. LOL So built them grand central station and they love it. LOL AND, I can walk in, clean easily, sit on the floor with them too. They love that.

    Well, you have certainly come to the right place for all the fun and learning. Feel free to ask any questions you may have and we do welcome you to our flock! :)
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Mike

    Glad you could join us here! I would agree that as much room as you can possibly give them would be best. Always so much happier when they are like that. Have you checked out our coop section? Lots of great plans and ideas there for you to check out ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future. Enjoy your time here on BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  4. LaurelTree

    LaurelTree Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 6, 2016
    Central Florida
    Welcome to BYC! And good luck!
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Mike and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard with us.

    Good luck with the coop build!

    All the best
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Mike. I think after your wife sees them around, she will come over to the chicken side. Then she may tell you to use the entire yard, and give you a list of breeds she wants.
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! The dimensions you have in mind can work for a small number of chickens, like 4-5. Good luck with the build and project!
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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