Hello from San Francisco, CA (Sunset/Stonestown Area)

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

  1. Flock in SF

    Flock in SF Out Of The Brooder

    Hello!

    We have chicks, three days old and we're very excited! Unfortunately the mister and I have not agreed on a coop to purchase/build and we're in a countdown now before they outgrow their indoor digs.

    So we would love any advice from anyone who lives in San Francisco (we're in the fog belt) and if you could share how you built/purchased your coop? We'd love to purchase something local and while making it ourselves is a lovely idead we don't know if we have the time and skills necessary.

    Also any general advice about raising chicks in our climate would be great.

    Thank you in advance!! - Jamie
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Jamie, and [​IMG]! Pleased you entered the chicken universe! I would advise you post in the following links - maybe you can connect with someone who can help you out. You might also try Craigslit?? Best of luck to you!

    Find the California thread in this link:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    Or maybe you can locate one to purchase here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/67/buy-sell-trade

    And don't sell yourselves short on your construction ability. Re-purposed materials are a great idea and coops need not be elaborate - the chickens don't know the difference. Visit the Coops thread for ideas and the coops & run design and construction thread in case you have questions!!

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

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance
     
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  3. Flock in SF

    Flock in SF Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks redsoxs! Much appreciated.
     
  4. Derby18

    Derby18 New Egg

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    No advice but I'm close to you and just joined today. Work in financial district and live in Petaluma. Just picked up 6 two week old French Black Copper Marans. Currently in my bathroom under a heat lamp in a 50 gal horse water trough and I purchased a large kids play house on Craigs List for $100 that I am converting into a coop. I figure I have some time before I have to move them outside, sounds like you and I did the same thing horse before the cart [​IMG]
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Kentucky![​IMG]
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. UrbanChickenSF

    UrbanChickenSF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay San Francisco!! Hello from SOMA!!!

    I'd give you advice about raising birds in our climate but I am still in my research phase!
     
  10. UrbanChickenSF

    UrbanChickenSF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure you have more of a yard than I do over in the Sunset but here is a thread I started to get feedback on my space-saver coop design which I will be building soon. Maybe we can keep each other in the loop with various tips we acquire on raising hens in the city?

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/747470/my-space-saver-coop-design
     

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