Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by goldminer22, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. goldminer22

    goldminer22 New Egg

    Feb 19, 2017
    Hi I'm new!! I have raised all types of chickens, turkeys, peacocks, ducks, geese and lots others!! However this was when I was younger and haven't had any for the last 20 years. My last eight years have been spent in suburbia and I hate it!!! Finally got a new house in Northern California with two acres. It's in the mountains and sloped land but I'm determined to make it work! I will have tons of questions when it comes down to us moving from SC to my hometown in the mountains of Nor Cal! Anyone have luck building a coop on a very sloped land. There is an existing building built on stilts on one side. Looking forward to chicken talk [​IMG]
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, goldminer22, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Sounds like you bring a lot of great experience and knowledge to the site - it is great to have you here! In terms of the coop on the slope, I'm sorry you are asking the wrong guy about construction - even on level ground I am all thumbs. Ask the folks in this link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance They may have some great suggestions. Also, if you'd like to chat with some "local" chicken folks, there are a couple CA threads in this link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you
    Best wishes to you and you flock - glad you got out of the city - and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
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  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    redsoxs has given you some great links to check out. I'm sure you'll be able to find some good examples of coops on slopes.

    Good luck to you on the move!
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  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
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  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under goldminer22 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Congrats on the lifestyle change!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  7. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2015
    Rainbow Nation
    [​IMG] Good luck and if you find gold digging to make your new coop let us know - x2 redsoxs that is good advice
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  8. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    Hello and :welcome! I'm so glad you joined us here and I hope you enjoy it just as much as the rest of us do! Perhaps you could build the coop on stilts, so that even if some of it is on level ground and some of it is going down a slope, it's still even. If this didn't make sense, feel free to tell me and I can draw a quick sketch for you. :lol: I'm not an expert builder though, so my idea may not be the safest!
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hi there, and welcome to the forum! I'm so glad you joined BYC, please make yourself at home here, and enjoy all the chickeny folks! :frow


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