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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by debshutts, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. debshutts

    debshutts New Egg

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    Hi all!

    I'm just beginning to prepare for some spring chickens! Hoping to get lots of advice and simple wisdom on raising and housing chickens.

    One question I'd like to start with is: It seems like everyone is building separate buildings to house their chickens. I'm wondering if it's possible/wise to build a separate area inside my already-existing barn to house chickens. I'm thinking I could put a separate, well-insulated and well-ventilated 'Chicken Room' inside the barn, build a little self-contained indoor run for bad weather, and an exit to go outdoors to a run next to the barn for better weather. I currently house 3 horses 5 cats, feed, hay, etc, in the barn, but do have quite a bit of space that's just going to waste.

    Can anyone advise me on possible downsides to this? It would save me quite a bit of time, trouble and expense if I could do this. Plus, having chickens right in the barn next to the horses would do those horses a WORLD of good!

    I'd welcome your thoughts and wisdom!

    Thanks!

    Deb
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. As long as you have proper ventilation I don't see why you couldn't build a chicken room in your barn.
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. debshutts

    debshutts New Egg

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    Great! Thanks very much!
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    Three of my friends keep ALL animals in the barn, but most of us dont have a barn and WISH we would!! lol Good luck!!

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  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] From NY
     
  9. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and :welcome So glad you joined us!!! :weee
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Check out the Learning Center here for some great info on raising, feeding and keeping chickens.
     

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