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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mizvickie, May 25, 2010.

  1. mizvickie

    mizvickie Hatching

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    Greetings from the mountains of Southern California...............
    After living in the city for 61 years, my husband and I have retired to 40 acres of "country" life............and we wish we could have made this transition years ago. We are in the process of acquiring 4-6 Guinea Hens to keep the vermin and rattlesnakes under control...... and as we are very new to this I am hoping that the BYC forum can give us a "helping hand".................I found an affordable "coup" on-line that interests us and was wondering if this would be suitable for the Guineas. Here is the link ....... http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog/Chicken-Coops/The-Saltbox-Coop-with-Run-3-4-chickens-p697.aspx.

    Thanking you in advance for any assistance you may be able to offer.

    Vickie
     

  2. Welcome from the Coast of California. Can't help you much with the guinea hens but can't wait to hear about your progress on "country life". Bet you'll have hens for eggs soon too! Best of luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    [​IMG] from the hills of SC
     
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  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Vickie! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us! Enjoy those 40 acres, and a wonderful county life!! [​IMG] Lucky you!!
     
  6. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

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    [​IMG] Guineas are the best guard bird there is besides geese! Enjoy them!
     
  7. Firework

    Firework Songster

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    [​IMG] and I’m sure you’ll [​IMG]
     

  8. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Songster

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from PA! That link for your coop isn't working. Any way you guys can build one yourselves? It's usually cheaper or at least better constructed than a bought one. Good luck with your country life! After being out here for a couple of years, I could never go back to the city life! [​IMG]
     
  9. mizvickie

    mizvickie Hatching

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    Try www.mypetchicken.com...........then follow the prompts to "Salt Box Chicken Coop"......

    Thank you for letting me know you were not able to access the link.

    Vickie
     
  10. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Songster

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    Quote:I have one that is very similar. I will tell you that they are total junk. The wire is poorly attached and they aren't sturdy and WILL NOT stand up to any predator attack. I use mine occasionally as a "chicken hospital" in the garage. I would never leave it outside overnight. It is made in China, came in pieces and most didn't fit together correctly. My DH had to work on it just to get it put together. We had to add latches, hinges and plexiglass window on the door.

    I wouldn't recommend these, but I don't know where you plan on keeping your birds. If I were you, I'd add a few bucks to the price and build something out of 2 x 4's and plywood - I think you'll be happier with that.

    Good Luck to you no matter what you decide!

    ETA: FYI - I looked again - I have the "Foursquare" and it only fits 2 regular sized chickens. Not the 4 they claim!
     
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