Just starting out

rbruno

Chirping
May 6, 2015
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Hello All,
I am just starting to plan for have a small backyard flock. I started with the site just looking at the great chicken coop designs and then discovered all the other resources for raising backyard chickens. I am in the planning stage right now and this summer plan on building my coop and starting my flock. At this point, I only plan on getting about 4 or 5 chickens. I have room/property for a large flock but from what I have read, once I go about 5 chickens in MD I need to register my flock. Right now, I don't want to get that involved. This summer, my work schedule changes to 4/10s so I will have my Fridays off to hopefully build my coop. I have horses and two barns with scrap lumber and boards from a variety of projects that I hope to turn into a coop. I am planning on saving money on the wood to devote more money to amenities of electricity, security, and windows/ventilation for the coop. Thanks to everyone for all the great articles and coop designs already on the site. I look forward to gaining more information before I get started.
Rob
 

mymilliefleur

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Rob!

Glad you joined us!

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Ol Grey Mare

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Hi, Rob, welcome to BYC! So glad you have decided to join in the fun. Good luck on the build - being able to repurpose stuff you already have can be such a cost saver
 

rbruno

Chirping
May 6, 2015
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Thanks All,
I will be reading as much as I can from the forum which looks like it has tons of information. I am sure I will have questions. I think I might try and contribute pictures to the coop page when I start to build. Others have put so many great pictures and designs, I thought I should try to contribute as well.
Rob
 

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