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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DonaldG, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. DonaldG

    DonaldG Chirping

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    What have I got myself in to!!! I think I have read every article on this site about raising chickens. Some 3 or 4 times. I didn't think there was that much to raising chickens. Has it deterred me? Not in the least. Am looking more anxious than ever to get our first chicks, whenever we decide which kind to get. Either the end of April or May. Along with my 2 large aquariums, 3 fish ponds, 3 cats, 4 dogs, a wife and a business to run, I think I will be busy.
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Free Ranging

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    Look at it ALL IN A POSITIVE WAY. You will not suffer from boredom.
    BEST WISHES WITH CHICKENS. [​IMG]
     
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    Alaskan The Frosted Flake 10 Years

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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    Building a good coop and run is alot of work...but if you built it right, taking care of the chickens will be a snap.
     
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  5. ECBW

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    I enjoyed the process. Just remember, the birds are very tolerant and will still lay for you no matter how ugly the coop is. [​IMG]
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    I enjoyed it too, but am really glad I waited to get the chickens until it was done.

    Not about ugly, but about function!
     
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  7. BernieTheMighty

    BernieTheMighty In the Brooder

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    I hear ya! I got my chickens with a coop as a just a "well yah they need one but that is awhile away" and then I started reading here and watching my baby chicks grow. Oops! But they are so fun already and already so worth it.

    You'll do great!
     
  8. RonP

    RonP Crowing

    Agreed.

    Form and function are entirely separate issues, but it's just as easy to design a pretty coop that functions well also.

    Lots of information here concerning proper designs for manure management and ventilation issues.
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    Thinks function is the most beautiful thing....it can be buttugly but if it functions well, it's gorgeous!
     
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