Joining the Byrd race in Richmond

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ByrdWc3, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. ByrdWc3

    ByrdWc3 In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2014
    Richmond, VA

    We are joining the fowl fun from The River City here in Richmond, VA. After the suburban chickens were approved Joe and I decided to add a few hens to our little team.

    I have enjoyed reading and learning here on BYC so I decided it was time to join the ranks! Chicken coop designs and questions to come!!

    Thank you in advance for all the help you, as members, have provided to wondering chicken owners and prospective owners alike.

    Wendy (and Joe and Mable and even Jemima):cd

  2. JDchicks

    JDchicks Songster

    Apr 28, 2012
    Southeast Alabama
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Beautiful dog and cat - now how about some chick pictures???
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

  5. Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the flock [​IMG]
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Good luck in your new poultry adventure and enjoy BYC!
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  8. ByrdWc3

    ByrdWc3 In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2014
    Richmond, VA
    Well, no Chicken pictures yet, but I have some coop design pictures!! I've done what feels like 20 hours (or just a LOT) of coop design research, BYC forums, youtube, books, etc... here is what I've come up with for our prospective hens. 4 hens to be exact, which will arrive in April or later depending on permits and site inspections.
    The coop itself will measure 6' x 4' x 3' on the short side, 4' high at the peak, allowing plenty of room for 4 hens, the run will be 8' x 6'x 7' on the high side, 8' x 6' x 6' on the low end. More than the required square footage in Richmond, VA.
    Inside the coop I've included a roosting bar about a foot high, linoleum flooring, a large door which opens for cleaning and the floor has no lip so I can rake droppings and the like right out, 3 vented windows, two nesting boxes with a hinged roof for egg collecting, an egg basket hook as I've heard it is quite handy, a screened door for human access, and did I mention a sandbox in the run.

    I am still perfecting the design but thanks to red tape involved in the chicken owning process I have some time.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

  9. ByrdWc3

    ByrdWc3 In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2014
    Richmond, VA
    Also, most importantly, thank you for the warm welcome!

    Wendy and Joe

    (Mable and Jemima too)

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