new from roanoke,va

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by michelle59, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. michelle59

    michelle59 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am hoping to built/buy a small coop for two hens with enclosure this summer. Right now reading and researching options for coops/runs. I don't want to spend tons of money. I have a small yard already fence in. I am looking to have a good enclosure around the coop. Ideas would be wonderful:)
     
  2. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Welcome! I'll give you the standard warning: You may be planning for two, but soon enough chicken math will set it and you'll decide you need more. :)

    There are some great coops on threads here that you can view for ideas and tips if you decide to build your own. If you decide to purchase one there are tons you can buy online and sometimes you can find them from nearby areas on Craigslist and similar sites.
     
  3. andiphant

    andiphant Out Of The Brooder

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    There are so many choices out there, we decided on and just built and ark style coop. It looks great, can't wait to get some hens in it... hopefully by tomorrow! Best wishes to you!
     
  4. dawg53

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  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. Kay56

    Kay56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi...I am in Fincastle, but all of my family lives in Roanoke. We are in the process of building a coop and run that I thought would be for 6-9 hens...well after following this very informative site I find it will only comfortably house 4.....Bummer. I have my coop being placed outside of our deck area, hidden from sight of the road. I do have 7 acres but most is wooded and that would not work well due to the many hawks, owls and racoons. I would be happy to share the plans if you are interested. It looks like a small tool shed. Are you in Roanoke City or Roanoke County? Is there a limit as to how many you may have?
    Kay
     
  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Southwest Ohio
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So happy you joined. :thumbsup
     
  10. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BackYardChickens.
     

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