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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gferna19, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Gferna19

    Gferna19 Chirping

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    Hello,

    My name is Gloria and we recently decided we wanted to raise some chickens in our house. At this moment we do not own chicks yet but we are looking into getting some of eggs and an incubators for my daughter to experiment the miracle of birth. lol I have lots of questions but the main one is about chicken coops. Is it better to purchase one or hire someone to build one and which one is cheaper? Any help is welcome. Thank you
     
  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    My Coop
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    Pork Pie Flockwit

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  4. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  5. puffypoo

    puffypoo Like Machine

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    :frowHi and welcome to BYC!
    Enjoy your stay.
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Welcome to BYC! Building the coop yourself is better, since most easy to assemble coops fit small amounts of chickens or do not last long.
     
  7. angeldevil0271

    angeldevil0271 Chirping

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    Welcome! Thank you for joining :)
     
  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  9. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    Building your own coop (or hiring someone to do it) will pay off in the long run...the manufactured coops are not made to last and the manufacturers seem to always over-estimate the number of chickens that will do best in them.

    Best of luck to you, thanks for joining us!
     
  10. angeldevil0271

    angeldevil0271 Chirping

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    We had ours built... make sure you find a good builder. The coop size is fine for our 9 hens but he didn't build the roosting part inside so I had to build those. We also wanted the lift latch nest boxes and he didn't build those either. Our run is too short too. This summer we are extending it another 16 feet but we allow ours to free roam in the yard during the day 20170909_074052.jpg 20180315_131918.jpg
     

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