new poultry mama

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Phyllis Lee, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Phyllis Lee

    Phyllis Lee New Egg

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    My name is Phyllis Lee. I live in Aztec, NM. A friend from my church gave me 7 ladies and a rooster. I am so excited as that is one animal I haven't owned and I am working on getting a pen set up for my new additions. I have a coop on its way as my hubby is out of town so i an trying to get this done on my own. I am trying to decide whether to fence of a square in the front of my house where we have a pad or in the back by my garden. The only issue with the back is my two German shepherd dogs. I am not getting the chickens for their lunch.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    [​IMG] Hi! Glad you joined the flock @Phyllis Lee ! Isn't the first time getting chickens exciting?! I love it! [​IMG] I don't know how much advice I can give you on your decision to make about the coop but someone on here might be able to give you some good advice. But I can give you this link about training your dogs to get along with your chickens: https://www.backyardchickencoops.com.au/introducing-dogs-to-your-chickens
    Have a wonderful time on BYC! [​IMG]
     
  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there Phyllis Lee, and welcome to Backyard chickens! You got a great and informative link there, if you need any advice or ideas on the coop, check out this link https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops. I hope you enjoy BYC as much as I have!
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hell from Kansas, Phyllis, and :welcome! Glad you took the poultry plunge and :)joined our community! Good luck and best wishes! :)
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I like the idea of you having the coop in the front since there is already a pad. If you cover their run, it will keep critters out and keep chickens inside - a good deal all around.Plus a solid run cover offers some protection from the elements and some shade.
     
  6. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    WELCOME!!!!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello Phyllis, and welcome to BYC!
     
  9. Phyllis Lee

    Phyllis Lee New Egg

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    I have been trying to figure out an inexpensive a\way to give them a cover for rain/snow, any ideas?
     
  10. 18acres

    18acres Just Hatched

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    Just a normal coop should be good enough. There are lots of designs. I tend to throw in a extra bale of hay in the winter for extra insolation. Be sure the roof can withstand rain/snow. Add a cheap tarp if needed.

    Good luck!
     

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