Hello Chicken Lovers!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SouthernMama, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. SouthernMama

    SouthernMama New Egg

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    I have been researching everything about chickens for weeks and I always end up on this site so I figured it was time to join. Hubby and I have finalized our plans for building a coop that is 5x8 and a run that is 8x12. We are looking to have just 10 chickens for laying. We moved to NC from GA so that we could be more in the country but still close to the city. Im so excited about finally starting my mini farm. Lookinh forward to meeting you all and learning from your wisdom.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Congratulations on your new home, and welcome to BYC.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Rule of thumb is 4-5 sq. feet per bird in the coop excluding roosts and nest boxes and 10 sq. feet per bird in the outdoor run. Bigger is always better because you WILL become addicted and want more and more chickens. Ask anyone here.
     
  4. SouthernMama

    SouthernMama New Egg

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    I totally agree with you! I definitely want many more one day plus other types of livestock. Right now we are in a rental so I don't want to build anything bigger till we buy acreage in 2 years. I did use the measurement rule you said to figure out my coop and run size. Did I miscalculate?
     
  5. SouthernMama

    SouthernMama New Egg

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    Thank you!
     
  6. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, SouthernMama, and :welcome! Happy you made it official and joined up! Best of luck to you and your future flock! :)
     
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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I'm so glad you joined us, I hope you enjoy it here as much as I have!
     

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