New chick owners from Southern Ohio

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thejoshtolle, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. thejoshtolle

    thejoshtolle Out Of The Brooder

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    My wife and I recently purchased 6 Red Sexlinks from TSC. We've had them for almost 3 weeks now and since day one, I've been Pinteresting and Googling chicken coops.
    I'm sure there are 100's of threads on here to address the topic. If I could have someone of more veteran status to direct me to those threads, it would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. thejoshtolle

    thejoshtolle Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I appreciate the warm welcome.
    I'm hoping to gain any and all needed knowledge regarding chickens from this page!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You may also appreciate all the information available at the Learning Center above. For coops - just click on the brown box above.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi, welcome to BYC and all the best with your coop build.

    CT
     
  7. Showemup

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    Hello to ya'all from an experienced poultry grower. Raising chicks, turkeys, ducks and geese is something we got good at. I see someone is looking for coop plans. There's plenty to choose from. Just depends on flock size, space available and cost. My son and I built a 9 hole roll out nest box to accommodate some 70 laying hens and it worked like a charm. Remembering that the nest hole size must be large enough to be used by a large hen if that's what you have. For instance, white leghorns don't need as big a nest box as a black australorp. If I can be of help, let me know. The black australorps by the way, were laying at 16 weeks old and layed all winter long.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    You can find almost any topic imagined by using the search feature...it's in the upper left, under the logo.

    Good luck with your coop build!
     
  9. thejoshtolle

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    I'm planning to build an outhouse style coop for my girls.
    The plan is to have two floors with a "trap door" style roost leading from one to the other. I'll latch the door going to the bottom part of the coop in the evenings so that my hens will sleep on the second floor.

    Has anyone tried anything like this before?
    If so, how'd it work for you?
     
  10. Showemup

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    One thing one needs to remember is heat rises and your chickens may really suffer during the summer heat. You don't want them in a draft either. The best coop is one that has ample space, fresh air but not drafty. Not everyone's design is going to be good for your chickens. Considering all seasonal weather and making necessary design changes might work.
     

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