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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GuapoDad, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. GuapoDad

    GuapoDad New Egg

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    Look forward to contributing and learning from this website. We get our first chickens today. Our coop is ready! [​IMG]
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us. Congrats on getting your own flock.

    The "bones" of your coop and run are very nice - but the chicken wire needs to be changed to hardware cloth and at least part of the run should have a roof. I would suggest you search the forums about predator proofing coops/runs for reasons and suggestions. Predators, especially raccoons can easily rip thru chicken wire. other small ones can fit thru the chicken wire. It is always so sad to see someone lose their flock trusting chicken wire.

    Good luck in your new adventure.
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. You have some good advice from Sunflour.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    You got some good advice from sunflour and some good links from CTKen so I'll just say hello and best of luck with your new adventure!
     
  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read....MORE Premium Member

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    x2 on the chicken wire.
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, GuapoDad, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community as you embark on your poultry adventure! X3 on the replacing the chicken wire with hardware cloth. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :cd
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!! We are glad you joined our flock! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    1/2" x 1/2" hardware cloth is the gold standard for fencing. Chicken wire is just dental floss for predators. No joke!! [​IMG]
     
  10. ninjawesome

    ninjawesome Currently being awesome Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Hi there and [​IMG]! We're happy you could join us[​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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