New in KCMO

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mellzer, May 26, 2016.

  1. mellzer

    mellzer Just Hatched

    9
    2
    17
    May 26, 2016
    Kansas city, MO
    Ive done a few hours of reading now and have made clear decesions on what to do next. I need a poop board with the horse stall stuff and a kitty litter scoop.
    I want to skirt hardware cloth wire around the coop. Though i havent seen anyone mention it, what are your thoughts on stacking cibder blocks two high around the perimitor ontop of that skirting as well? Id like to paint them and grow herbs and things in the holes.

    I need more chickens. I fully admit i purchased our 6 (5wk old) hens without any breed research. I went for color verity. We have 1 of each: leghorn, barred rock, silver laced wyandott, rir, buff orpington and an amaraucana.
    There are some birds avalable this weekend, gold laced wyandott pullets and unsexed cohins.

    I cannot have roosters so im curious do i take a chance purchasing them. What would i do if i did get a rooster?

    We just purchased our home in Feb. Our 12x18 coop arrived yesterday and i fear were the dreaded new neighbors. I bearly made the 100ft ordinence. Also thank goodness for ordinences because i can only have 15 birds and i can see how otherwise i could get out of hand. Lol

    [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    536
    50
    111
    Mar 23, 2016
    Massachusetts
    My Coop
    [​IMG]Great to have another poultry lover!
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    28,707
    14,901
    616
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    You may wish to post your coop idea using cinder blocks on the "coops and runs" forum for the best feedback.

    Personally, i would not risk getting unsexed birds if roos are out of the question (unless you are happy to raise, then eat them).

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you.

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,795
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,503
    10,271
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by