Hello from the Ozarks....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jchancey, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. jchancey

    jchancey New Egg

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    Well, I was informed that I get to build a chicken coop this coming weekend and have been scouring the net looking for plans. I stumbled onto this site and am looking forward into diggin through the forum. I have built a lot of different things...electronic and automation R&D to be exact. Building a coop......IDK where to begin and I feel ill prepared. I'm not one that likes to just throw something together because I take great pride in my work. Granted it may take a lil longer than bubble gum and duct tape, but the finished product ALWAYS looks store bought. I have two days and am about to dive in. Granted, I may throw the brakes on to pour a footer first...seems that's the best design to start with.

    Short bio on me...
    If it has electricity flowing into it...electronic parts, i.e.-PLC's, PIC's, TTL, Windows, Linux, SQL, reverse engineering or manipulating an already produced product...I can do it. I'm an Automation Control's Engineer and take pride in my work. If I can design it to run with two button's....I'd try it and think everything through. I love programming, gardening, hiking, hunting, fishing...farming.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    :frow Welcome to the forum! :celebrate Glad you found us! :frow

    Two days is not much time to prepare. If you are looking for coop ideas, you can look up at the top of this page under coops. I also suggest you read these articles. The ventilation one is the main one but the others might come in handy.

    Pat’s Big Ol' Ventilation Page
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1642-VENTILATION

    Pat’s Cold Coop (winter design) page:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1642-winter-coop-temperatures

    Pat’s Big Ol' Mud Page (fixing muddy runs):
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1642-fix-a-muddy-run

    Air Flow Diagrams
    http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/AE/AE-97.html

    I also suggest you follow the link in my signature to get my thoughts on space requirements.

    When you build it, assume a 120 dog will want to get in there real bad. Or a big boar raccoon will climb on top and try to pull it apart. Build it strong!

    Good luck and once again :frow
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Ridgerunner has set you up well with lots of good info!

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Ridgerunner is right on the money. Good luck with your project!
     
  5. Sweet Basil

    Sweet Basil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you find the perfect coop design.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Ridgerunner tells it straight. Everything loves chicken and will do anything to grab some.
     
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