I'm a new egg here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hoboat33, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. hoboat33

    hoboat33 New Egg

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    :)Just joined and wanted to introduce myself (Will) and family. We're new to chicken raising, in fact, so new we don't have any chickens or a coop. My wife (Doris) was raised on a farm in Iowa and my youngest son Brock (9) loves eggs so it's time for chickens. My job is to build the coop while Doris and Brock raise the chickens. We have another son, Clay, who's 13 so his only job will be to eat.

    We've decided to go with the tractor style coop for up to ten hens since we have plenty of room. We may also try limited freerange, despite a weekly visit by a red-tailed hawk. (I read somewhere there's supposed to be a breed more suited to threats of birds of prey.)

    I've been avidly reading the plethora of posts and seeing all of the varieties of coops. Wow! All of you are amazing in both your creativity and dedication. Great reading, and I've already learn alot.

    Just one quick question as an opener - Should feeders be inside the coop or outside in the run for chicken tractors?

    I look forward to learning much more, thanks for your help and patience.
     
  2. Hello and [​IMG] , from Missouri

    I put my feeders in the run part but if its going to rain i move them in where the feed wont get wet.
     
  3. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say inside the coop because the feed would stay dry when it rains. Good Luck!
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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  6. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From California
     
  7. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. applefalls

    applefalls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new, too, but for what its worth, we put our feeder/waterer in the bottom section of our A-shaped tractor (the nesting boxes and perches are on the top floor). We're hoping it will help keep weather and uninvited guests from the feed.
     
  9. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome .. I have always kept the feed and water in the coop . its dry and the ladies and gents learn fast thats where their bread and butter is LOL
    again Welcome .
     
  10. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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