Hello from Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by happymom25, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. happymom25

    happymom25 New Egg

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    Hi,
    My name is Eileen and I'm new here:D I don't have any chickens yet but I plan on getting some. I'm still in the learning phase but plan on taking the plunge pretty soon!
    I'm looking into buying vs. building a coop etc. There are some nice coops listed on craig's list but the ones I like are a little pricey and then I think about building...
    Any suggestions on where to start? We live on 5 acres and don't have to worry about restrictions/neighbors so that's a blessing!

    Thanks
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Check out the coop section here. You might find something there you could build. [​IMG]
     
  3. starryhen

    starryhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy neighbor, we are in Central Texas near Austin. The biggest mistake I see new chicken owners make is not putting fencing on the bottom of the coop. Varmints will tunnel right under a fence. Also be careful of chicken wire in coops. A raccoon can reach through the openings, pull out a piece of sleeping hen and chew on it. A snake can get through it, too. We use hardware cloth all around.
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from NC [​IMG]
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  8. RGBistro

    RGBistro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Southern California! [​IMG]

    I'm new, too. [​IMG]

    If you're even semi-handy, I recommend building your own. They can be pretty straightforward, and you'll get a lot of satisfaction out of building something yourself.

    After hours and hours and hours of research, (and buying blueprints online), we ended up surveying our yard to figure out what would work best. So, my suggestion is - do that first, and maybe a good direction (like what you might want your coop to look like) will surface. Have you checked out the chicken coop page on this site yet?! Uber helpful. [​IMG]

    - Kim
     
  9. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Eileen! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us! [​IMG]
     

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