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Hello from Central Arkansas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BBQBenson, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. BBQBenson

    BBQBenson New Egg

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    My wife and I will be newbies this year. We think we'll start with 4-6 Rhode Island Reds. I've built a nice little brooder, but I would like suggestions on a good, easy to build, coop. I'd like a box, for egg harvesting and clean out. And good plans would be helpful since this will be my first coop to build. Thanks everybody
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  4. gusthebrowndog

    gusthebrowndog Out Of The Brooder

    Go to coops on the home page. There are a lot of photo of coops. Look at cluckies-coop & Wichita coop. Lot of fine looking coops there. I am building about March 01-05 better weather here in Springfield Mo then.
    My chicks come March 02 and have a brooder for them.
    Do you have and chicks yet or coming soon. Here in Springfield I buy from C.M.Estes Hatchery. 1 800-345-1420 also a web page. Been in business since 1921. Good people. Give them a call, lots of dates for eggs and will ship. PP
     
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  5. WinterChicks

    WinterChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rir are great birds...can't get a better homestead bird!

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    Welcome to BYC!!
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Definitely stop by our coops pages for lots of good ideas from our members. Dawg has left you with the link. There are lots of easy to follow coops and some even have plans.

    If you run into any questions feel free to ask about things. Welcome to our flock!
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! Wishing you the very best of luck with your new coop build hope all goes well. Hope you enjoy BYC :frow
     
  8. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. I was born in Hot Springs, AR, and still love that area. You might want to check out the article, 10 Ways to Build a Better Chicken Coop at http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20712574,00.html. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in building your coop.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    So glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
     

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