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New guy from WA State.

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

  1. Gundawg

    Gundawg Out Of The Brooder

    May 21, 2016
    Ridgefield, WA
    I found your web site doing searches for chicken coops. I am new chicken raising, farming, being a chickeneer LOL. I live on 6.3 acres and plan to build my first coop. I am planning on having about 15-20 hens and a big old rooster. I have never raised chickens before so I have been researching the subject and have not bought any yet. I volunteer at our churches food bank and plan to donate excess eggs. I will be asking some questions in the appropriate forums. Mike
  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

    May 10, 2013
    I'll be in the barn!
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Mike

    Glad you could join the flock! It sounds like you are some great plans there for your new chicken adventures. Have you checked out the learning centre? Lots of fab articles that will really help you on your way ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Mike and welcome aboard - glad that you have joined us.

    I wish you the best of luck with your impending chicken-keeping adventure!

    Best wishes
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Mike, welcome to Backyard chickens. Have you checked out the coops section above, for styles, sizes, etc. Rule of thumb is 4-5sq. feet per bird inside the coop excluding nest boxes and roost poles. Allow 10 sq. feet per bird in the outdoor run. A crowded chicken is an angry one - better to keep the peace.
  6. Gundawg

    Gundawg Out Of The Brooder

    May 21, 2016
    Ridgefield, WA
    Thank you all for the welcome. I had a discussion with a nice well informed lady at the feed store who keeps chickens and she recommended a book called Chick Days which I read last nite so that helps. I do need to learn more about coop design nest box size roost poles etc. I have built many structures so making a coop is no issue I just need to have a good design.

    Thanks Mike
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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