Hi, Just starting out.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Motherof4, May 12, 2009.

  1. Motherof4

    Motherof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have 12 chicks and they are now in their 240 sq st run with a 4x8 coop. the coop has a roost and 7 nesting boxes. I think that I's going to try the DLM but don't know what I need to do with the nesting boxes to get them ready for the girls? Any help with that and any advices to a newbie would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. wanda047

    wanda047 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You probaby won't need 7 nesting boxes. [​IMG] The girls will probably all wait in line and use one! They're funny that way!

    Welcome to BYC! You're gonna love it here! [​IMG]
     
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:Welcome 12 birds and 240 ft in the run? Good for you!
    I dont know what DLM is, but 7 nesting boxes is 3 or 4 too many.
    The more they have available to them, the more they try to cram into just a few. Then eggs get broken and, well... lets not go there.

    Advice? Only three pieces - -
    1. Clean.
    Make that your watchword. Keep everything spick and span. No mud, no muck, no filth or funkiness. Do that and you will solve 90% of your problems.
    2. No overcrowding.
    You've got a good start with all that space. Keep to it.
    3. Simple.
    Keep everything you do with chickens uncomplicated.
    They are simple creatures, with simple needs - take your tip from them.
     
  5. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi & welcome. You can search just about anything you want to know here.

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  6. in2chickens

    in2chickens Out Of The Brooder

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  7. MeesterMama

    MeesterMama Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! I am new and just learning too!
     
  8. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome [​IMG] From:Ohio

    I would heed Davaroo advice. The man knows what he's talking about....and so do thousands of people who frequent this site. Have Fun with your flock!!!!!
     
  9. misty7850

    misty7850 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 10 hens and only 4 nest boxes. Sometimes there are 2 of them in one nest at a time. they don't seem to mind buddying up. [​IMG]
     
  10. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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