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My husband thinks I'm crazy...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KristinH, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. KristinH

    KristinH Out Of The Brooder

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    But I've decided I want some chickens. We're in a small rural community in Lowndes county Georgia right outside Valdosta and we're still in the 'gathering materials' stage of building our coop as I want to use as much reclaimed wood and materials as I can to save on costs. We have a fairly good sized backyard but due to it only being fenced on three sides and the abundance of stray/wild dogs in the area that like to trot on through they won't be able to free range, I will be able to provide them with a nice sized run though - and I only want a few for eggs, though the more I research the harder its becoming to choose just what I want..bantams or standards...and the breeds..oh god the breeds. There are far to many pretty ones to choose from! I might end up with a mix..which will be nice, my husbands is intrigued by blue/green eggs so I guess I'll have to include at least one that will lay a colored egg (despite his continued insistence that this is ridiculous and I'll never be able to build a coop by myself lol)
     
  2. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of course u can! Especially a simple, open southern coop. They don't need much, as long as it is predator proof.[​IMG]
     
  3. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] As soon as you get chickens, he will come around. I have seen it time and time again. He will end up being crazier about them than you!
     
  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    I am so excited for you! My husband thought I was nuts when I brought it up too [​IMG] In fact he said no!! Well honey that was almost 3 years ago, 30 some chickens, 3 guineas, 3 brooders, two coops and an incubator ago [​IMG] Congrats!
     
  5. KristinH

    KristinH Out Of The Brooder

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    He does love his eggs, I think he'll wind up liking them once he gets some nice fresh eggs from them lol
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. Good advice given. [​IMG]
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio. My wife already knew I was nuts, a long time ago. Just buy him some Easter Eggers and he'll be hooked for life.
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Lots of ideas in the coop section on warm or hot weather coops. You'll want it very airy; three solid sides is plenty, and in the shade of possible would be good. They have trouble with heat.

    Maybe you can build it on the unfenced side and later close in the back yard?
     
  10. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hello from Colorado! This is EXACTLY what I did. DH was just humoring me to begin with but now he's as into our three little pullets as I am! EEs are awesome BTW (my humble opinion). Green eggs and ham anyone? [​IMG]

    Just make sure to build a bit bigger than you think you'll need because you will almost alway want 'just one more'...
     

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