Hello from the Ozarks....

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

  1. jchancey

    jchancey New Egg

    Feb 28, 2014
    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 True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    :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

    Pat’s Cold Coop (winter design) page:

    Pat’s Big Ol' Mud Page (fixing muddy runs):

    Air Flow Diagrams

    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

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. Ridgerunner is right on the money. Good luck with your project!
  5. Sweet Basil

    Sweet Basil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2014
    Arkansas, USA
    I hope you find the perfect coop design.
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    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

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] Ridgerunner tells it straight. Everything loves chicken and will do anything to grab some.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2014

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