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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tdpeake, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. tdpeake

    tdpeake New Egg

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    We are going to get our first chickens this morning. I have my brooder set up and heated and I am finishing the coop this week, during my spring break. My 6 and 2-year-old are excited, and my wife asked for this as a birthday present. Either this or a shotgun, and I am thinking the shotgun would have been less work.

    I am happy to have found this invaluable resource online, and will make good use of it and you. I am a high school Engineering teacher so I hope to be able to get the plans for my coop, and any other devices I make or modify up for the community. I can take your plans and put them into AutoCAD or Inventor to create blueprints of them if anyone wishes. Just let me finish my coop and run first.
     
  2. nposluszny

    nposluszny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you've got a lot under control! And yes, a shotgun is waaaaay easier, lol. I'm working with my first chickens as well, everyone here has been super helpful. Welcome to BYC! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani

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  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and a warm welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. You seem to have everything planned out, which is great and very kind of you to offer to help members out with AutoCad - I'm sure you will have some members taking you up on that offer!

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    These links may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. What breeds are you getting?
     
  6. tdpeake

    tdpeake New Egg

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    We have 4 Plymouth barred rock hens chicks [​IMG]
     
  7. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani

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    Oh my, how nice. Looks like a nice brooder set up !
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. tdpeake

    tdpeake New Egg

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    As soon as I get everything with the coop finished, planning for a fieldtrip, and my woodshop cleaned up, I plan on posting everything plus plans for the coop or brooder including improvements.
     

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