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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JTex81, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. JTex81

    JTex81 New Egg

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    Hey I'm new to this, I am currently getting 8 chicks this May and I am going to be building a chicken tractor to house them in. I was thinking 6' x 4' with a 2' attached house for their nesting boxes. Like I said I'm new to this and I am up for any suggestions. I live in Maine so I need to build my chicken tractor to handle the cold weather up here.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. Hopefully you can find coop plans that fit your needs in the coop design section. [​IMG]
     
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  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. My suggeston is to get fewer birds or build a bigger tractor. You should provide 4 sq ft per bird. It is really better to have more room than needed because if chickens are crowded it create a tense living environment and feather picking, fighting and caniballism problems arise. Just my 2 cents worth. :jumpy
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] There are some great coop designs in the coops section:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    Have a look there and see what you like. Over winter it's important that the coop stays dry inside, is well ventilated, but draught free, to prevent frostbitten combs and feet.
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Jtex81, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! I agree with the above post - peruse the coops sections and make sure you make it as predator proof as possible. Good luck and happy building!
     
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  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     

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