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New chicken owner from Washington State

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sarsar, May 21, 2016.

  1. sarsar

    sarsar New Egg

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    My 11 year old daughter is raising 8 hens. We are getting ready to build a coop, but can't agree on walk in or tractor. Anyone have any opinions.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think a walk in coop would be better for that number of chickens. They have more freedom. Most chicken tractors are low to the ground, so the birds are bent over for all of their time inside one. I think they would rather fly up on roosts, and get to be silly like chickens.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] I recommend tractor if you have around 5 hens, it's easy to move, and there is no coop cleaning.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. sarsar

    sarsar New Egg

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    Thanks for the advice. We are very overwhelmed by this whole chicken thing. They are great birds, very friendly and my daughter is able to take care of them. The hard part is building the coop and where to locate it. I think we will do an army theme because my son is in the army and we like to honor the service.

    Sarah
     
  8. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm kinda late for advice plus you've already been given great advice, so I'm just stopping in to say hello! The army theme sounds really cool! Do you know what breed the chicks are? Good luck! :)
     
  9. sarsar

    sarsar New Egg

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    We have two bantams, two blacks sexlings, two easter eggers, one mille de fluer and one old English bantam.
     
  10. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    Cool! Easter Eggers are great!
     

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