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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickendoglovre, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. chickendoglovre

    chickendoglovre New Egg

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    Hi everyone!
    I just ordered 2 americaunas, 2 speckled sussex, and 2 rhode island baby chicks. I went through a longgggggg list of chickens and found those three breeds to be the best for me. I am looking for good chicken coop ideas, and have found many on this website.

    I do not know very much about chickens, but I am from Arkansas, and my dream is to have a farm someday! :) But right now I'm starting out with a small backyard coop. Can somebody just give me a briefing on chickens?

    I also have four dogs. I intend to not let them interact, but the coop will be outside... what do I do about that? I cannot and will not choose between chicken or dog! But I need some advice on how to handle that.

    I also have many other questions and concerns, but I will wait for another time!




    Thanks sooooo o much,
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  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck with your new chicks. :thumbsup
     
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome
    How about keeping your dog indoors when you let the chickens out of the coop? If you have the chickens fenced off, with a high fence, the dogs shouldn't be a problem. I've heard of some dogs digging under the wire though, so they extend the fence for a few feet into the ground to prevent that.
    I'm glad you've found the website helpful. Enjoy your chickens! :celebrate
     
  4. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  6. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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