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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by erine017, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. erine017

    erine017 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got 3 baby chick on sat. I love them already so fun to raise chicks[​IMG]. Still need to get a coop any recommendations on size and where to buy
    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on your new chicks :celebrate They sure are cute :love
    Have you stopped by the learning centre? There is a lovely section on housing your chickens that should give you some ideas on how much room they will need. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    I would advise that you get or make something bigger than you need right now as I'm sure you will want to add more once chicken math has taken over!

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Cute chicks, thanks for sharing a picture!

    If you're going to buy a coop, check out the review section to see how they stack up:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/coops-runs-housing

    From what I've read, it's usually no more costly to build a coop and the quality can be better. There's also the issue of manufacturers over-stating how many birds a pre-made coop can comfortably fit. Do lots of homework before buying.

    Good luck to you, glad to hear you are enjoying the peeps!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi, welcome and congrats on your new chicks! I hope that you enjoy the chicken ride [​IMG] You already have some great advice - IMO sheds make very good coops.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. doc637

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    Welcome to BYC! Your chicks are very cute, they are so awesome to watch grow. I will second the notion to check out the Coops section, there are a ton of great designs there. Even if someone isn't a carpenter, a coop isn't hard too hard to tackle.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. The other members have answered your question nicely so I'll just say, please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! 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 BYC.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
     
  10. erine017

    erine017 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for all the feedback [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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