Hello from Western SD!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickmore, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Chickmore

    Chickmore In the Brooder

    Mar 25, 2016
    I am just beginning to learn about chickens. We are moving the end of May and the new place is perfect for me to start a chicken family! There is a 10x10 nice shed I will make into a coop and plenty of space to fence in there yard. I have learned I have a lot to learn! Lol Any suggestions on turning a shed into a coop or breeds for SD climate? I have a 4 yr old girl and want her to be involved so looking for friendly breeds :) looking forward to this adventure. TIA

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! How exciting for you to be starting out on your chicken adventures :celebrate You might like to pop by your state thread for other members in your area who could best advise you on what's good in your climate coop wise. State threads can be found here ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    There are also some fab designs in the coop section ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    Wishing you the very best of luck. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Exciting times ahead for sure!

    If you take a look at the breeds section, you may get some inspiration as to what kind of breeds may suit you. I'd then suggest getting a variety from that shortlist to begin with - it will help you know for sure which breeds you prefer in the future.

    As YCoop says, theres lots of designs in the Coop section. I use my shed as a coop, but did mine on a minuscule budget (branches for roosts and some plastic basins on a shelf for nest boxes (although I'm sure you'd wish to do something a little more "classy").

    All the best
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. If you post on your state thread you can find out what breeds do best in your area, and what type of coop they need to get through the weather extremes.
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  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's always nice to get kids involved in any kind of animal care...everyone benefits.

    Good luck and have fun!
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