New chicken coop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by b3farms, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. b3farms

    b3farms New Egg

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    Hello,

    My daughter, grandson and myself are going to start raising chickens! We have a small farm in Southeast Kansas. We would like to find the best hens for laying big brown eggs. We have a building that we are going to turn into our coop. My plan is to let them run during the day and lock them up at night. Just wondering where we should put the nesting boxes? We are so excited to get started!! Thanks for welcoming us!!
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! The Learning Center is a great place to start for information! https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center this one has articles on nest boxes etc https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/housing-and-feeding-your-chickens Usually you want your nest boxes at least a little off the floor (12-18" is common, unless you have silkies or birds that can't fly) and easy to get into, but lower than the roosts or they will try to sleep on or in them, in the darkest quietest corner of the coop.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Kelsie has left you with a good link to follow for lots of good reads on all aspects of keeping poultry. You can also look at our coops pages to see how other members have their coop interior set up. You might find exactly what you are looking for.....

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Google the Henderson Chicken Chart for a great breed resource
     
  5. b3farms

    b3farms New Egg

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    Thank you for all the information!
     
  6. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - in addition to the links provided you may want to go to the Raising Back Yard Chickens forum and check out the coops section.
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. [​IMG]Glad you joined us!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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