Hey from Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dmavdmav, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. dmavdmav

    dmavdmav New Egg

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    Hello everyone. Been talking about raising chickens for years, getting ready to pull the trigger. Looking at plans, and want to start out small scale.
     
  2. Finn's Mom

    Finn's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome! And good luck!
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC, dmavdmav! Wherabouts are you from? I'm near Flint! [​IMG]
     
  4. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    [​IMG] from SW Ohio and you better make your coop twice the size you were planning on. Once you get your birds you will find out why!
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:+1! Yuppers! It's all about "Chicken Math," you see!
     
  6. dmavdmav

    dmavdmav New Egg

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    Quote:From Bellevue, north of BC
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Glad to see another Michigander!!
     
  8. dmavdmav

    dmavdmav New Egg

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    Quote:+1! Yuppers! It's all about "Chicken Math," you see!

    yes, looking for coop plans that can be extended in the event we want to grow. Any ideas?
     
  9. dmavdmav

    dmavdmav New Egg

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    Quote:THX u2
     
  10. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Check out the coop section - there are bajillions of coops in there that can give you a ton of ideas!

    I have 4 coops, and my last one is sort of a "3 season" coop that I'm not intending on using in the winter (I say that NOW....). For that one, I ended up buying an older shed off Craigslist. It is 8' x 8' and I got it for $400. It cost me $125 to have it moved to my propery. The modifications I had to make to "chickenize" it were minimal (adding a linoleum floor, also purchased on Craigslist; adding a window; adding a 2x4 roost; etc.), and I have to say this is by FAR my favorite coop. I spend MUCH more building one from scratch that isn't nearly as large, and took forever to make. Just a thought!
     

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