New family in MN

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by VFfamily, May 14, 2016.

  1. VFfamily

    VFfamily Just Hatched

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    Hello everyone,
    We are new to the site and live in Minnesota. My wife has pushed me for a year now to BYC and I have finally agreed. We have 3 kids to help us in this journey. Main reasons are healthy eggs, helping teach responsibility to kids and of course happiness of sharing joying in pet companionship.

    Our intention is to have 3-4 chickens and no more than that.

    My biggest concern as this point is getting better ideas for coop design that works here in MN and don't kill my budget. I will probably jump over into coop design and start a new thread. I have sifted through a lot of it but hard to find exactly what application works for our desired number of birds and area/climate.

    Cheers!
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think it would be great for you to join your state thread and ask what type of coop they feel is best for weather extremes. You could also inquire re: best breeds for the climate.

    Just put "Minnesota in the searchbox and it will pop up. [​IMG]
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. DD has given you some great advice, so I'll just say a big hello.

    Best wishes and good luck with the coop build.

    CT
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us over here! Have you looked through the coop designs here?

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

    For very hot climates (I used to live in an extremely hot part of South Africa), I found having a spacious coop, loads of ventilation and shade in the run area helps a lot. If you can provide shade over the coop for some part of the day, even better.

    Enjoy the site!
     

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