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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Eggzecutive63, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Eggzecutive63

    Eggzecutive63 New Egg

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    I am new to the chicken world. We are having a coop built and I've ordered ten 8-10 week old pullets that we'll get in May: 4 salmon faverolles, 4 olive eggers, and 2 americauna.

    We live in southeastern WI.

    Question right off the bat! For the site for the chicken coop, we will need to add something to raise it up a bit and make it level. Do you suggest sand, gravel, etc? Or is a cement pad best if possible? We then will have pine shavings over that in the run and coop.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on your impending pullets :celebrate For me I have found concrete/slabs have worked great for me. Predators can't dig their way in and I find hosing the runs out very good at keeping the poop down. The learning centre has some good articles that you might like to check out ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Wishing you the very best of luck. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please check out the coops and runs sections for more information. [​IMG]
     
  4. Eggzecutive63

    Eggzecutive63 New Egg

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    Thanks so much for the advice.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC!

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (just type your state in the search box). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC,

    All the best
    CT
     

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