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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tovah, May 14, 2011.

  1. Tovah

    Tovah Out Of The Brooder

    May 14, 2011
    Oakland, California
    Hey there BYC members. I am so glad that I found you! Our family is in the very beginning of setting up our first chicken coop in a very urban Bay Area location. Being the mom of 2 boys, a great hubby, and a loving dog (male), I cannot wait to bring more female energy to our family with the addition of the hens. I have to say that I am completely overwhelmed with how to get started even though there is a tremendous amount of resources here on BYC and other sites. We are trying to keep the initial investment down by using recycled materials and scraps from our remodel a few years ago. We also have some persistent urban wildlife (raccoons and rats mostly) and want to be sure we can design a coop that keeps the girls safe. If anyone out there can direct me to the best location for free designs (we want to have the coop raised and an enclosed run that we can stand in), I would be most appreciative. Thanks for having this great site and I look forward to seeing posts and posting our progress too.

    Tovah, soon to be mom of several cute chicks!
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Read, relax, and enjoy the chicken journey.
  3. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from SE Pa.

    If you use the "google" bar at the top of each page, you can find a wealth of info on coops. Just type in coops or whatever you are searching for. HTH
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    [​IMG] from Mississippi

    If you will click on the "coop designs" link at the very top of the page in the blue bar it will take you to our list of hundreds of member coops. Lots of good ideas there!
    Also lots of people have very detailed plans on their "My Page". The link will be under their avatar.
    Good luck and glad you joined us!
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome to the chicken addiction.

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    Imp- Who is this Sally Forth? [​IMG]
  6. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
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  7. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
  8. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    Hello and [​IMG] from California
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  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  10. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
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