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  1. JenBoughtHens

    JenBoughtHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Mississippi! I am starting with 8 red pullets from Tractor Supply. They are 5 days old now. My husband and I will be building a coop next weekend. I plan on using our kids playhouse, a wooden[​IMG]

    chest for the nesting box and I am looking for some pallets. I bought some hexagon netting and we plan on building a trench to sink it in the ground around the coop/run.
    I am so excited and sponging up any and all information/advice.
    thanks for having me!
     
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Cute babies you have there! Enjoy them now as they grow so fast!

    You might want to do some reading in our learning center. Lots of good reads about all the aspects of keeping poultry...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Good luck with your new babies and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. jmysgrl08

    jmysgrl08 Out Of The Brooder

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    They do grow fast! Our 8 chicks out grew their original brooder box (a plastic storage bin) in just a couple weeks. We built a largger brooder out of wood and wire with a top as the chicks began to fly at about 6 weeks. Our Chickens just turned 1 year this months. They have been a great addition to our lives. This web site has been a huge help! Hope you have as much success as we did. They are 3 weeks old in this picture.
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - hustle on that coop. They grow rapidly.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. Ameraucanasouth

    Ameraucanasouth Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. Ameraucanasouth

    Ameraucanasouth Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. JenBoughtHens

    JenBoughtHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I am learning so much! I know I am driving DH crazy with chicken facts.
    Now I want some Silkies too!
     
  10. chickie farmer

    chickie farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the hexagon netting sounds like chicken wire. If it is, it won't keep out the predators like raccoon, fox, dogs etc. if you have these around your place. plus it will rust if you put it under ground. If you do have these problems, 16 gage or better is best for the coop and run. with 1/2 in wire around the bottom to detour the raccoons and any rodents. The chicken wire is good for keeping hawks out if used above the run. oh, and welcome to byc.
     

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