Hello from Central CA and a first time "mama"

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by schnike, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. schnike

    schnike New Egg

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    Hello, I have 5 hens, 4 egg layers and one meat hen. I have never raised chickens and am very excited but a little nervous to start this new endeavor! We are in the process of building our coop so the girls are all settled into the garage in a pen right now. Any hints on how big or ventilation for coops would be greatly appreciated (we hit 100's in the summer and maybe lows of 30 every so often in the winter and have very low humidity)! We live in the foothills so we do have bobcats, coyotes, mountain lions etc around so if you know any tricks to keep them out as well that would be amazing! Thanks!
    -Jessica
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Some members report success using human urine around the coop - I know it sounds gross but they say to send husband and sons out to go around the chicken area.
     

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