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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kariegil, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. kariegil

    kariegil In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2017
    Just starting the chicken plunge. Need a better coop than the awful flimsy doll house I found and bought online. Plan to have 3-4 chickens. Layers and pets. Just a "hobby" lol. Are there used coops? Number one concern, predators. Live in Va. In the Northern Neck.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2017

  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC and the chicken adventure!
    You can sometimes find used coops - or structures easily converted to coops (sheds, animal shelters, homemade playhouses, swingset forts, etc) on craigslist, facebook buy/sell/trade sites, etc. Another option is that even the most unhandy person can build a simple coop, often with reclaimed/repurposed materiel making the actual cost of the project close to nothing. There are a few different fairly straightforward and easily built coops in various threads and articles here on BYC.
    My daughter and new son-in-law are embarking on their first building project ever - a coop - if they can do it, anyone can, lol.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2017
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  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under kariegil [​IMG] Welcome!

    You have received some great advice from Ol Grey Mare so I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining Backyard chickens. Glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
  6. kariegil

    kariegil In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2017
    Thanks all,interesting site great info.
  7. SueT

    SueT Crowing

    May 27, 2015
    SW MO
    Welcome to BYC---if you already bought a little coop, why not keep it and beef it up? Post photos and you'll get all kinds of help and ideas.

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