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Hello from Cleveland!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GoPens, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. GoPens

    GoPens New Egg

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    I am moving into my first house in Cleveland soon, and plan to get chickens either this spring (if I'm really ambitious) or spring of 2017. This has been such a great place for information so far in figuring out what I need to get started!

    I love birds, but am completely new to chickens. Cleveland allows up to 6 hens, but I'm looking to get 4 at first since I hear I'll end up wanting more. I'm specifically looking at Wyandottes because I love their coloring and I need something very cold hardy for our cold winters and lake effect snow.

    My biggest challenge at the moment is figuring out how to build the coop and a roofed run as a complete construction novice, which seems like a very intimidating task. But I'm looking forward to raising some chickens and learning lots of new things along the way!
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome to bYC
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    You're going to love having chickens! They are so personable and fun.

    To get an idea of what kind of coop/run set up works for you, take a look at these:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    If you have questions about building a coop and/or run, you can ask here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

    And last, if you would like to chat with other members close by you, go say hello on your state thread. Members in your state can give you some great ideas on housing, poultry breeders, etc.:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    Good luck to you!
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  5. chfriedmam

    chfriedmam Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm in the same boat-new house and wanting chickens. Yes, the whole coop thing is a bit overwhelming. There's a cute Ikea Hack for a coop. It's not necessarily cheaper than 100% from scratch, but it provides a square-cornered frame to start from-which is what I find most daunting.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock.
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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