Hello from Evans, Ga

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Steve13133, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Steve13133

    Steve13133 New Egg

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    Hiya all! This is my first foray into chickens. I'm curious about how much I should budget to start up my chicken ranch. I'm hoping for an output of about 20 eggs/week. does anyone have any idea how many hens and what the startup cost would be if I build my own coop?
     
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    [​IMG] from East TN!

    Costs can be little or a lot depending on what you build your coop with and where you get (and what kind) your birds from.

    Better check this site out and do some heavy research!
     
  3. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Hi Steve!
    Estimate one egg per day per hen. three hens would do. that is a small coop and run. check out the thread on using pallets for a coop. do a search and see what you find. I think your expense would be in a secure run.
    Welcome.
     
  4. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. Good advice given. [​IMG]
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome from an imp in Washington

    Good luck with your start up

    Imp
     
  7. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome from Oregon! [​IMG]
     
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
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