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Hello from Central Missouri

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by vickiburchard, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. vickiburchard

    vickiburchard New Egg

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    Hi, just found this great site! Hoping to learn some new things here. We have seven 3 yr old hens and have decided to get new chicks this year and we are working on fixing up an old chicken house. We are on a shoestring budget so any thoughts or ideas will be helpful. Thank you.
     
  2. TwoCrows

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

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    You don't have to spend much money to house chickens. As long as their coop is safe from predators, they have a place to lay and roost, they will be happy. You can use large tree branches for roost bars, cardboard boxes or even laundry baskets for nesting boxes. I have a couple temporary nest boxes I cut from a large cardboard boxes I use when too many broodies are hogging up all the boxes. LOL They work really nice and the birds don't mind as long as they resemble a quite dark box. The boxes just sit on the floor in the corner. When I take them away at the end of the summer, they all go looking for them!

    Good luck with your new babies this year and welcome to BYC!
     
  3. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site and good luck!
     
  4. chick rookie

    chick rookie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We built our house out of scrap lumber we got from different people that had left over stuff. we spent 100.00 on paint and hardware and 1 10' 2x4. everything else was recycled. I have Ld tree branches for perches.
    [​IMG][​IMG] my lone hen. [​IMG] the branch/perch.





    excuse the mess we are repairing and redoing after the hard winter. that and it was a hurry up and build cause I just came home with a rescued hen one day and it has just grown from there.
     
  5. chick rookie

    chick rookie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    o and btw [​IMG] welcome to BYC
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. blondeless1

    blondeless1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome!!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    She's a beautiful hen, glad you rescued her
     
  9. chick rookie

    chick rookie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the hen I rescued died this winter, this hen just showed up after I had to cull my whole flock and has been her 2 weeks I think...?? but thanks she is a beauty.
     
  10. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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