Hello from northeast Wyoming!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rowechicks, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. rowechicks

    rowechicks In the Brooder

    Apr 26, 2017
    Northeast Wyoming
    Hello! My family is raising our first chickens and after Pinterest bringing me here a few (many) times, I decided to join. We are designing our 8x4 coop using many of the ideas I've found so far. We only have 6 chicks so far, but our town ordinance allows for 10, so we are trying to create our coop and run to allow for that many. We are planning raised roosts with poop boards underneath and nesting boxes coming out of the coop. Our run is going to be 11x8.... though we have room for bigger. Any tips would be appreciated!

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us.

    The minimum space recommendations are 4 sqft per bird coop space, 10 sqft per bird run space. If you can build a larger run - do it. The more space your flock has, the less likely you are to encounter stress-related problems.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best
  3. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming

    Welcome to BYC. You are welcome to join us on the Wyoming Unite!!!! thread.

    Here is the current page.


    If you have room for bigger, bigger is almost always better.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Build the bigger the better, Chickens never complain about having too much room but, sure get upset if they are too crowded. [​IMG]

  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under rowechicks [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points and some good advice, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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