I want to do it right the first time

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wadajoy, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. wadajoy

    wadajoy New Egg

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    Hello,
    I am thinking of getting a couple laying hens.
    And building a chicken coop.
    I would LOVE any advise for both.
    Thank you!
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So happy you joined. My advise is to build the largest coop you can because chicken math tends to take over. Good luck. :thumbsup
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....glad you joined. Good luck on your coop and hens
     
  7. CrazyChcknChick

    CrazyChcknChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! This site is amazing for details and how-to's. I've used it a great deal. Also, I highly recommend the book "The Small Scale Poultry Flock" by Harvey Ussery. I've planned my coop and run based on quite a few of his ideas/practices...it gave me a completely different idea of poultry management. [​IMG]
     
  8. wadajoy

    wadajoy New Egg

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    Thank you! I really like the site! I have got a few ideas from everyone on it.
    Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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