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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by markyg, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. markyg

    markyg Hatching

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    I have recently moved to live with my father in The British Virgin Islands where i work in a bar and have wanted to keep chickens for years since i used to keep them when i was younger so i went ahead and built a coop out of scrap materials i found lying around the island everything on the koop is recycled and the only materials i bought was hinges and a padalock!! I will post pics but i have found this website extremely helpful so far with its vast knowledge and information!!! I look forward to being part of the community haha!!!
     

  2. markyg

    markyg Hatching

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    The frame of my baby (please remember i built this on my own and have 0% experience of joinery or building anything haha)

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  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!!
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    I think your coop looks fine
     
  6. markyg

    markyg Hatching

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    the finished baby haha it is very typical of the caribbean! shantily but still holds tight and wont let any of the mongoose we have on the island in!! i have i male rooster and i female for the time being but im planning on catching some more over on the other island as the island i am on does not have wild foul!

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  7. markyg

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    Little inside shot! theres a decent sized shelf in the top right corner of the coop for them to sleep and they are settling in well ive had them in there for 3 days now, ideally i would like to let them out to roam around the yard during the day but im thinking if i keep them in there for a week and feed them everyday they will know that is where the food source is and come back at night to sleep etc what do u guys think ?!
     

  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, markyg, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us from paradise. Have fun with your chickens and good luck!
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    In the future I picture a backyard filled with beautiful island fowl. Welcome to BYC.
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. It all looks good. :thumbsup
     

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