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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by orstrick, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. orstrick

    orstrick Just Hatched

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    hello! im new to byc and am excited to get to know all about chickens! I cant wait to meet new people too! we live in Indianapolis, in we just go[​IMG]t our coop yesterday and I cant wait to get started. I still have no idea what breeds of chicks or where to get chicks yet so if you have any suggestions please let me know. [​IMG]
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. I would replace the chicken wire with hardware cloth.
     
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  3. orstrick

    orstrick Just Hatched

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    whats that?
     
  4. Chicken Master1

    Chicken Master1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicken coop
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  5. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Dig trenches and burry the boards into it several inches. Cover the vents and the bottom openings with hardware cloth.

    It is beautiful!

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. orstrick

    orstrick Just Hatched

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    thank you! whst is hardware cloth?
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, ostrick, and [​IMG]! Pleased you found us! Hardware cloth is fine tough wire mesh - square holes might be 1/4 or 1/2 inch. Keep critters from getting their sticky little fingers in and snatching you birds! In terms of breeds you might check out the handy dandy chart below! Good luck and have fun!

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
     
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  8. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    it is a very tightly squared wire--It is a great barrier to things as small as rats. It keeps raccoons and other predators from getting the chickens. They will kill them and pull the chicken out through regular poultry wire.
     
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  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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  10. orstrick

    orstrick Just Hatched

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    thank you!
     

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