New backyard chicken guy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by moose52, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. moose52

    moose52 New Egg

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    New to the backyard chicken yard scene. Got my permit back if Feb. of this year. Have slowly built a 10 x 6 chicken coop. This was my first attempt. Finally finished enough that for my 62nd birthday yesterday my wife and daughter got me 6 ten day old laying hens. Two rhode island reds, 2 wyndotts, and 2 americanas. Will include some pictures of my coop and new family members in another post. Wish me luck and open to advice or suggestions.
     
  2. ronmauldin

    ronmauldin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from the Ocean State!
     
  3. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC. From Mabelvale Arkansas.
    Advise, enjoy you chickens.
     
  4. Papas Chickens

    Papas Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG] glad to have you in our flock. Might want to make the coop a little bigger, you will need 4 square feet per chicken in the coop and 10 square feet per chicken in your run. I have Silver and Gold Laced Wyandottes, Plymouth Barred Rocks, White RIR, a Rare Exotic Breed and Guinea Keets. Good Luck with your new family members. [​IMG] And Happy Belated Birthday to you. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.


    Good luck with your birds and have fun with them!

    Remember that chickens need 3-5 square feet per bird in the coop and 8-12 square feet per bird in their run.
     
  6. Papas Chickens

    Papas Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Always gotta one up me huh lol [​IMG]
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Didn't even see your post. That's the rule of thumb I always go by.
     
  8. Papas Chickens

    Papas Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL just pokin fun. [​IMG] 4 and 10 is still in your rule of thumb lol. [​IMG]
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us and happy (belated) birthday! Check out the Learning Center for tips and advice on things like coop size, raising chicks, etc.
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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