Hi! I'm new here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Khepri114, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Khepri114

    Khepri114 In the Brooder

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    We just moved out on some acreage mid August and just got the chickens up and running!!! We have 6 pullets - (4) barred rock, (2) white leghorn and (2) straight run lavender orphington. They are soooooo cute! Our house that we purchased was not well loved but did come with a chicken coop and run attached to the barn out back, it need some love but we are working on it! :) :) :)

    I have read a lot of online articles, as well as Fresh Eggs Daily, can anyone recommend any other good books for a first timer?

    Here's some pics of our coop with quite a few hours of work into it, but a lot more needed. Consider these the before pics
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  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  3. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Free Ranging

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    hithere.gif Awesome that you already have a coop built! Hard to tell from the pics, but is it dark inside? You may try to add another window to add more natural light.

    Don't know of any books--- I did all my research online and learned from experience.
    But I can offer a few helpful links:

    How Much Room Do Chickens Need

    Chicken Coop Ventilation -Go out there and cut more holes in your coop

    Predator Proofing

    Are your pullets still little chicks? These also might be helpful:

    Kick The Heat Lamp: Better, Safer And Healthier Options To Heat Your Brooder

    Mama Heating Pad

    flappyChicken.gif Raising chickens is so fun and rewarding flappyChicken.gif
    Good luck with your new flock!!


     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

  5. Flockandfowl46

    Flockandfowl46 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Looks like things are going well so far keep on trucking;):frow
     
  6. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  7. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Howdy! :frow Welcome to our FUNomenal Flock! :celebrate
     
  8. Silkie_Mom

    Silkie_Mom Songster

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    Aww, welcome to the chicken family! There's lots of good info floating around on the site. You'll be a chicken pro in no time :jumpy Pinterest has some amazing coop designs if you'd like some ideas. And if you'd like your chicken info more on paper than off the web, stores like Tractor Supply have a ton of chicken magazines with all sorts of information.
     
  9. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Free Ranging

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    :welcome Good luck fixing up your coop!
     
  10. Melky

    Melky Free Ranging

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    Good luck and have fun fixing up the coop!:welcome:):):)
     

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