Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by olympicchickens, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. olympicchickens

    olympicchickens New Egg

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    Hi, I live in Port Angeles, WA and am new to BYC and raising chickens. Currently I haven't decided if I should make my coop or buy one. The coop's I've seen for sale around here seem to be of poor quality. I intend to start off with 2 - 3 hens.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. I would recommend starting with 3 or more. That way if something happens to one others remain in the flock for companionship.
     
  3. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!! If I were you, I would build my own coop. That way you can make it the size and shape that you want. If you make it big enough, you could add more chickens in the future.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Building a bigger coop and run now, will save you the trouble of making more later. You will become addicted to chickens, and start planning your new additions before you even realize it. I can practically guarantee it.
     
  5. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    I'd say to build your own coop and as sourland suggested starting with 3+ chickens. From the reviews I've seen of the pre-built coops they aren't made very well, usually over-state how many chickens can comfortably fit and are expensive.

    You can find a lot of ideas for coops of all sizes here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    Thanks for joining us, it's nice to have you here!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I agree with the sentiments of other greeters re: size and building your own. I'm a fan of using garden sheds as coops, but if you look at the coop section, you will see so many designs your head will be spinning!

    All the best
    CT
     
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.
     

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