New member in Portland, OR

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by clamoss, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. clamoss

    clamoss New Egg

    Dec 21, 2015
    Hello! We are looking to start raising chickens this spring, and have a few questions about it. We have a fenced backyard - wooden, about 6 feet tall, so we'll enclosed. With the right kind of breed can we let the chickens roam our backyard? We are debating whether to build a stationary coup/run and let the chickens roam the years during the day, or have a tractor that we can move around our raised garden beds during winter.

    We're looking forward to getting to know you all! Thanks in advance for the help!

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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

    Glad you could join the flock! The learning centre has a lovely section on getting started raising chickens. It has some good articles on what may be best for you. Here is the link ~

    Wishing you the very best of luck getting your chicken adventures underway.

    Enjoy BYC :frow
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Whether to have a stationary coop or a tractor is an individual choice, they both have pros and cons. A couple of those are:
    A stationary coop is usually more expensive but will last for years. It can be built to be more predator proof and offer the chickens more protection from the weather.
    A tractor doesn't cost as much to build but may not accommodate as many chickens (especially if it's a tractor you want to move around).

    Figure out what best suits your needs, there isn't just one "right" way. If you use the Search feature in the upper left part of the screen (under the logo), you can do a search of coop vs. tractor and find a lot of posts about this.

    Good luck to you, thanks for joining us!

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