Hello from Iowa

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kolvir, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. Kolvir

    Kolvir Hatching

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    I live in East Central Iowa.

    I'm moving in the spring and will be able to have chickens at the new location.

    I have a 8' x 8' yard shed that I want to convert into a chicken coop so I have been looking all over for information about what a chicken coop needs. I hope to get some work done on it before winter gets rough.

    I also enjoy hunting, fishing, board and RPG games, reading, and much more. Too many things interest me.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  3. emma p

    emma p Songster

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!
    If you are interested there are many threads that you can look up and talk to people with the same interests as you :)
    Good luck with your flock!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!! [​IMG]

    You might stop by our coops pages and check out our members coops for some ideas on building yours...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    If you have any specific questions, you can post threads in our Coop and Run Construction forums too...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

    Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry....https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any further questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at hone and we are here to help.

    X2 on the links provided by Two Crows.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Iowa is a great place to raise chickens. There are a lot of hatcheries there; Murray McMurray, Hoover Hatchery, Welp Hatchery, Schlecht Hatchery, Countryline Hatchery, SunRay Chicks Hatchery, etc. I would think you can get about any kind of chickens you want in Iowa. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  7. Kolvir

    Kolvir Hatching

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    No chickens until I move in the spring. I'm planning on getting an assortment, it will be so fun to see how they turn out.
    Thanks for the hatchery names.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    You're welcome. Do you have any breed preferences?
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to the BYC flock.
     

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