Hello from Oklahoma

Dirtrider73068

In the Brooder
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Apr 22, 2014
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I am in Oklahoma my city has changed there code to allow chickens in city limits, am now to say excited about it, I thought about getting a couple of them last year to help with flea control they were so bad. I have now stepped into the world of BYC. Its really my stepdaughters doings, but am going along with it. We went tonight and got some chicks, got 3 red pullets, and a mix of 3 pullets don't remember the breed think it started with a W. There was some road island reds I wanted but the sex was not guaranteed and we can't have a rooster nor do I want one, been down that road before.

I have a brooder box setup with a lamp, and got a starter kit, for the chicks, will getting some more feed as the one supplied might last a few days. Now the nest step is the coop, am trying to look up plans for coop's some look daunting to build, I have some know how of wood but don't think I can accomplish what I want, as I want it done right, I can get some homemade coops local on craigslist which may be better built than what I can get from atwoods or tractor supply, those looked pretty cheap and were costly, unless I take my know how and add some supports in places and paint it to seal them up.

Anyway I got some looking to do and research, from what I am finding its cost about the same to build coops than what one can be bought for.

Looking forward to reading all the info here and meeting lots of people in the BYC world.

Oh fresh eggs taste so much better as well.
 

gander007

Crowing
6 Years
Oct 9, 2013
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Alright
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great to have you joining the BYC flock
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BYC has a very useful learning center
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TwoCrows

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Mar 21, 2011
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Welcome to BYC!

Congrats on the new chicks! If you need some ideas on coops, stop by our coops pages for some designs. There are lots of pallet coops that are cheap to build and many of these coops have complete plans or are just easy to follow....

https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

If you have any other questions, just let us know. Welcome to our flock and enjoy yours!
 

Kelsie2290

Free Ranging
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Feb 18, 2011
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Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your new chicks! You might also look into getting a shed/ garage kit from a home improvement store and converting that into a coop, some people find that a good way to go.
 

Dirtrider73068

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 22, 2014
37
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Hello
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and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your new chicks! You might also look into getting a shed/ garage kit from a home improvement store and converting that into a coop, some people find that a good way to go.
I didn't even think about those shed kits but those tend to run on exspensive side, I did pick up a coop from Atowoods its the barn style, I like it, and has room to add on if need be. I plan on painting it to seal the wood up better, and if need be add supports in weak areas. This coop will be a good starter, and will give me patterns for rebuilds later.
 

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