Hello from Sonora CA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by discoveregg, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. discoveregg

    discoveregg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    This is my first day on BYC forum and I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone and learning as much as possible about my girls. I have 2 Dutch Brown Leghorns, 2 RIs, 2 Buff Oringtons, 2 New Jersey Giants and 2 Barred Rocks. They are about 5 weeks old and are getting too big for the brooder. My husband has started constructing a coop, but progress is very slow and I'm worried that the girls will get stressed. Eglu manufactured coops look great.....but the shipping costs from England will probably be out of my budget. Does anyone know of an Eglu type company I can contact here in the states?
     
  2. EssexGirl

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    I don't know about the Eglu, sorry, but from a brief internet search it looks to me like it wouldn't be big enough for the number of chickens you have. Good luck with the coop construction though, and welcome to the forum! [​IMG]
     
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    rival001 Out Of The Brooder

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  4. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Happy to have you here!

    MyPetChicken.com sells the Eglu for the US. Shipping for the larger sized Eglu is included in the price, the smaller sized ones shipping is extra. None of the Eglus are very big from what I have heard. But I've never seen one in real life.
     
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  5. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Welcome to the forum from a fellow northern California member! [​IMG]

    One option for your girls is getting a dog house and dog kennel to temporarily house them while you finish building. Dog kennels can often be found fairly cheap on Craigslist--I even got one for free once! I used plastic orange safety fencing secured by zip ties on top of my three dog kennel runs to prevent hawks. The kennels are handy for if you want to keep a small separate flock, need to quarantine, etc., as well.

    Good luck with building, and with your pullets!
     
  6. discoveregg

    discoveregg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks SilverPhoenix, that's exactly what I've done! I have a St. Bernard, so have a extra large dog carrier on hand which I seperated and layed screen over the top for temporary quarters. But I'm still worried about the girls growing and the coop not being complete. Perhaps my question should be, how do I light a fire under my husband to get this coop up and put together? And lets keep the responses clean [​IMG]
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
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