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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by marlo1968, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. marlo1968

    marlo1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2012
    Lorenzo, TX
    I have just started keeping chickens and am enjoying it so far. I have 10 pearl white leghorns and 5 red stars that are laying, and I have 5 arucana chicks that should start laying in July or August. I live in western Colorado and love living in the mountains. I am worried about "winterizing" the chickens and making sure the hen house is warm enough yet not so air tight that they get sick from that. We made the hen house out of mostly recycled materials, reused wood and such. SO it is not the prettiest thing around, but it is functional. It is 4' x 8' x 5' high with 8 nesting boxes and 2 8' long roost bars. The attached run is 8' x 16' and is fully enclosed. I always welcome learning new things and find it helpful for people to kindly let me know what works for them and what doesn't. My parents had chickens when I was a teenager for several years, but at the time I tried hard not to like it. Thanks for sharing!!!
  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    Hi, :welcome
    I think it's great that you made your coop from recycled materials. Our coop isn't exactly the prettiest thing in town either, it's got planks of wood banged into the walls and door where it's coming apart. :p
    Anyway, I hope you find everything you need on the site! :frow
  3. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Ventilation is very important in the winter - I leave a window on the lee side of my coop open all year (although not as wide in the winter)
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
  7. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA

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