Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by folgerrd, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. folgerrd

    folgerrd Songster

    Jun 4, 2011
    I am new here and to the chicken raising world.
    I am going to hopefully raise chickens:D but am on a tight budget for coop building:( and was wondering, which kinds of coops are best for 8+ chickens that won't cost me to to much?
    So far I've got my eyes set on the playskool one in small coops on this website.
    Also i am raising them to sell their eggs, which breeds are best?
    I have a lot of land but no fencing:(, will this be a problem?

    Thanks from, me.
  2. kimntep

    kimntep Songster

    Dec 30, 2010
    Ocala, Florida
    Not experienced enough to answer your questions..I'm a newbie, too, but I wanted to say WELCOME!! You 'll find all the answers you need shortly..this is a great group of chicken folks!
  3. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Songster

    Oct 13, 2010
    Franklin, NC

    Welcome! As far as coops go, how much they end up costing really depends. For egg laying I really like Golden Sexlinks (golden comets) They will lay a extra large brown eggs every day for you [​IMG] They do not have to be fenced in, they can just free range and will come back to there coop every night.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2011
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Welcome to BYC. Whatever you decide to do, keep in mind that predators have chicken on their menu.
  5. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Songster

    Mar 28, 2010
    Rogers, Mn.
    Hi, from Minnesota.
  6. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Songster

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    hi ive been in the same boat with a coop.. right now mine are in a 4x 10 dog chain link kennel and cat cages at night ( cat cage is 2f wide and 4 ft long. cage, ive put a bar in them so they can roost and there is room for water and food at night. two wire doors latch at night..) this is not what I want and will have coops.. I adored the playschool plastic house to make one out of ..so I went to my moms to dig the one my daughter had out of the woods .. and dang if it wasnt gone.. my sister had taken it and sold it at a yard sale.. ahhhhhhh I really loved that coop.. so now I am planning on building on the


    house its 4x4.. but I need 3 coops to keep number to 5 in each.. this house is so close to the coop that i had drawn out that its the way to go for me.. there is alot of feedback on the house too on the thread.. people are building and adding to this design all the time..

    good luck )O(
  7. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Songster

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
  8. folgerrd

    folgerrd Songster

    Jun 4, 2011
    Thank you for all the welcomes:D.
    This place seems quite friendly:)!
    I will check out those chickens one of you mentioned, quick question though, will they do okay in the Canadian winters(obviously i will need some heating but i dont want to torture birds who prefer FL).
    I will definately look at the coop one of you suggested.
    thanks again for your replies.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  9. folgerrd

    folgerrd Songster

    Jun 4, 2011
    Quote:Love the sound of that but I cant seem to find out anything about them on this site [​IMG] I will have to keep looking.
  10. folgerrd

    folgerrd Songster

    Jun 4, 2011
    I found out more about them and they seem like a good choice but doubt the rest of my family will allow me to get a non-heritage chicken. [​IMG]

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