Hello From WI

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cz4chicks, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. cz4chicks

    cz4chicks New Egg

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    HI everyone. I am new to this whole chicken experience. Just picked up 4 chicks last week and am enjoying the fun. My girls are doing well and have settled in despite my children wanting to handle them. excited to start building a coop and look forward to getting ideas and suggestions from all of you. I may have LOTs of questions. Wondering if anyone has any special suggestions for building a cold weather coop. I want to build one big enough for 8-10 hens eventually. I hope to get 3 more chicks this week from a friend who is hatching some Easter Eggers out. Thanks!

    Liz
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Liz

    Glad you could join us here! Congrats on your new chicks :celebrate They sure are lots of fun and very rewarding too. The coop section would be a great place for you to check out, here is the link ~https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs
    My top tip for coops is plenty of ventilation in the eves to take away excess moisture from the birds poop and breath.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Liz and welcome to BYC,

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area and they will likely be well placed to help you out with what works for them in terms of coop design - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread.

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. cz4chicks

    cz4chicks New Egg

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    Here are my 7 crazy chicks. Still living in our basement brooder as we continue to work on building our coop.
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