Hello from Indiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Wlsngrl, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Wlsngrl

    Wlsngrl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm new here and new to chickens. My dad is currently building a me an A frame chicken tractor since I live in town and have a small backyard. I'm thinking I'll keep about 3 hens, going to pick up the baby chicks this weekend from the store I think. I'm a little scared about keeping them at the right temp and not letting them paste up.

    Also, anyone used a tractor before? Where do you put a nest box? He's making it with two shelves on one side, roosting poles and all, but I want them to also have a nice place to sleep and not in the boxes from what I've read. Just trying to figure out the logistics of it.
     
  2. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check out the raising baby chicks section and the coops section. you are liable to find as many opinions as there are people!! Have fun.

    Hi from Kentucky![​IMG]
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  5. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Redsoxs posted some excellent links for you to check out! Since you have a small yard, you may want to go with Bamtam chickens [​IMG]

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  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Wlsngrl

    Wlsngrl Out Of The Brooder

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    I was thinking of Orpingtons due to neighbors living next door and nieces/nephews visiting since I've read they're calm, quieter, good egg layers. Also thought of Australorps. Would those be ok if I just got a few?

    And thanks for all the welcomes!
     
  8. Thechickenfeast

    Thechickenfeast New Egg

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    Hello welcome to BYC please post pics of your hen house I am interested to see them because I'm coming up for ideas for a hen house. I hope you have a good time with your chickens
     
  9. Wlsngrl

    Wlsngrl Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is the start to my tractor my dad is building. Hoping that a roost pole in the house will be sufficient and nailing the nest box above it. How high can they jump and will that be private enough?
     
  10. jade0206

    jade0206 Chillin' With My Peeps

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