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Hello from Boise, Idaho

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tbakko, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. tbakko

    tbakko Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone, I am in the process of building a small coop. I have never had chickens before & we are thinking of getting 5 or 6 just for eggs. The coop I am building is 4' by 6' by 5' tall and sits on 24" legs. We are also going to have a 7' by 15' covered run. Any recommendations on the breed(s) that are best for newbies. We also want them to be pets & let them free range around the yard. I will be reading all your posts with interest & look forward to learning from you all.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] There are so many breeds to choose from, each with their own set of characteristics and good and not-so-great points. Then there is factors such as your climate (does it get really cold/hot where you live), how many eggs do you expect them to lay, would you like them to go broody or not, do you want pets, lawn ornaments, or egg factories? Have a look around the Breeds section, read the reviews etc and see what you like:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds

    Enjoy your chickens!
     
  3. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome....so glad you joined BYC

    Good luck to you on your decision. Your coop and run sound like a nice size
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] if you go to "where am I, where are you," forum you can find and post on your state thread. That way you get first hand advice about what type of chickens do well in your climate, what type of coop etc. will get you thru the 4 seasons and where to buy things locally.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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