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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by marie24248, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. marie24248

    marie24248 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone I am new here and new to chickens. We got our first 6 yesterday. We got 3 isa browns and 3 leghorn pullets from Tractor Supply Company. We are excited and need to finish our coop.[​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your new flock. They grow fast - get that coop finished.
     
  3. marie24248

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    That is what I told my husband lol. We have a 12x12 3 sided barn we use for goats a few years ago we just don't know how to go about changing it for them.

    Can we just leave the one side open with wire to close them in and build a smaller coop inside of that to keep them warm? I was thinking a 4'wide x 12'long about 1'-2' off the ground and up to the ceiling (about 3'-4' tall) we will put wire at the top 6"-10" for ventilation. It will house the roosting boards and access to the nesting boxes on the outside of the barn for easy access to the eggs. They will have the whole 12x12 area inside to run in. I plan on using the deep litter method so pine shavings on the whole dirt floor of the 12x12 and inside the smaller coop 4x12.

    The barn is made of rough lumber and the boards do not touch so will this be to drafty? If so can I just put up plywood to close it off in the smaller coop and leave it open for ventilation everywhere else?

    Am I crazy?[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  4. marie24248

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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. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Please post on the coops section with your photos and see what they suggest.
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - DD has given you good advice as to where to post your question.

    In the meantime - you'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    These links may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
    CT
     
  8. marie24248

    marie24248 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. Did not see a state thread will have to look for it. And thanks for the links. I am loving it here
     
  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Where do you live? let me see if i can help
     
  10. marie24248

    marie24248 Out Of The Brooder

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    Southwest Virginia and thanks
     

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