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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Zen-D-Chicken, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Zen-D-Chicken

    Zen-D-Chicken Hatching

    Sep 10, 2010
    Hey all!
    I'm Zen.

    New to the forums and new to backyard chickens.

    My wife, two daughters and I are the caretakers for six Buff Orpingtons.
    Here is an image of our ladies in their coop. The girls are about 23 weeks along and have not started to lay yet.


    This was the first coop I have built and im sure it wont be my last. I have other ideas now after seeing this forum.
    I built it over a weekend about 3 months ago with the help of my girls. We didn't really have plans just went off of some images we had seen.
    It seems to be holding up well, but we shall see once wet/cold/snow comes.
    We are installing deer netting today to keep the wild birds out of the feed.

    I just installed a light with a timer for the inside. Anyone know what kind of bulb I should get for it?
    Were in Eastern Washington and the daylight is fading fast in these parts.
    I am sure i'll have some questions about getting the girls set for winter and such as it draws near.

    Hope to have a fun journey here!


  2. oesdog

    oesdog Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
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    Good to have you. There are loads of folk who will give you advice here.

    Love your coop and your girlies!!!!!!!!

    Oesdog - [​IMG]
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. Beautiful coop. My only suggestion is build larger, you're going to need it. [​IMG]
  4. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Hello from Tucson and [​IMG] You should be getting your first egg any day now. [​IMG]
  5. Zen-D-Chicken

    Zen-D-Chicken Hatching

    Sep 10, 2010
    Thanks for the warm welcomes!

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