Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DarLynn Chickens, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. DarLynn Chickens

    DarLynn Chickens In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2017
    Greetings Ya'll,
    Our names are Chris and Sherri. We live in the tiny community of Timber, Oregon. We are first time chicken owners. We recently started our flock. We received our two, approximately one year old, Road Island Red hens on Tuesday evening. We converted an old 5' by 6' shed into our coop. The shed had three windows and a door. Two of the windows we took the panes of glass out and replaced them with chicken wire. The third window we removed all together and we built the nesting boxes so that they hang off the side of the coop. Then we added two 2x4's on edge across the coop for roosts. We haven't put in a pop door yet so at this time we are just opening the front door and letting the girls out that way. They have a ramp that gives then access to and from the coop. We have a little over a 1/4 acre for them to explore at this time. Our plans for the near future are to add the pop door and an enclosed run for them.
    We are hoping to expand our flock soon with some (purchased) baby chicks. We were really excited to get started so that's why we decided to start with a pre-made family. As we said we are newbies and have lots of questions already so please look for future posts as we may need to be "Mother Hen-ed" for a while. Thank you BYC for providing this site and thank you in advance to all who offer your advice and support. Have a great day. DarLynn Chickens.
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
    Here is a video that will help you to learn how to navigate this site.
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource -

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best

  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

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