Introducing myself

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gigirosie, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. gigirosie

    gigirosie In the Brooder

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    Have had chickens for a long time, but have zero right now. Am receiving a dumped rooster soon and need a new coop fast. Do NOT want to build from scratch. Would love to get one from the Australian company Backyard Chickens, but cannot order directly from them. Anyone know if you can get their products in the U.S.?
     
  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Gallus gallus domesticus

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    Tractor Supply Company & Rural KinG both sell prefab Poultry Houses & accessories.
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    :frowWelcome to Backyard Chickens, the pulse beat of the chicken community. :woot
     
  4. gigirosie

    gigirosie In the Brooder

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    Thanks. I have been checking out both of these suppliers but neither has what I'm looking for. Have been looking at all kinds of reviews and got excited about this Australian company's coops before realizing they apparently only ship within that country. I may revert to what I did for my first small coop. I bought a wooden doghouse, added a door and 4" diameter holes on either end covered in hardware cloth, and put it up on cinder blocks. It held up for a few years. I just retired (I was a zookeeper working with birds for 22 years) and I really don't feel like building something. Right now am waiting for a reply from the Australian company itself. Thanks for your suggestion. Maybe I'll end up getting a doghouse from Tractor Supply-there's one nearby. :hmm
     
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  5. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Gallus gallus domesticus

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    What is your current location?
     
  6. gigirosie

    gigirosie In the Brooder

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    Hudson Valley, New York
     
  7. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Gallus gallus domesticus

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    Cost of shipping from the land down under to New York must be OUCH.
     
  8. gigirosie

    gigirosie In the Brooder

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    They only list Australia as a choice for "ship to" address. That's why I'm looking to see if I can purchase them in this country.
     
  9. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Gallus gallus domesticus

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    I wish you the best with your quest. Welcome to BYC:)
     
  10. gigirosie

    gigirosie In the Brooder

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    Thank you. I'm sure I'll come up with something. :)
     

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