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Hi, I'm new to the group and new to raising Chickens.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by starri33, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. starri33

    starri33 Hatching

    Feb 28, 2016
    I'm in Golden Valley AZ, have been wondering what to do with the heat that is coming and the girls. Any tips on keeping them cool? The run is facing west so I'll have shade cloth on at least 2 sides and the top. Also how many windows you have in your coop? I am thinking at least two.

  2. Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    BYC has a very useful Learning Center [​IMG]

    Here this is a photo of a coop I am working on right now [​IMG]

    Most of the coop is covered with mesh cloth and it allows for the air to move around [​IMG]

    Actually all 6 sides are covered in wire Just the top to finish and a roof to go on and there should be plenty of shade ..

    Size is 10 feet by 10 feet 8 foot high so there will be plenty of room for them to move around and smaller cages will hang on the walls for the smaller chicks to grow up in .

    You really need some room for your chickens to run around in .
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. If you put your state name in the search box, it will pop up. Post there and ask how others keep their chickens cooler and what type of coop they recommend for the heat etc. They should know best by their own experiences.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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