New to building chicken coops

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chronoschicken, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. chronoschicken

    chronoschicken New Egg

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    Hello, I am Jared in arizona where it does snow I am building a chicken coop for the first time. I have chosen a plan like the the feather factory and the triple c. I havent built with wood in a long time but was able to get a bunch of free 2/4, some short 4/4, cedar planks, and a old palet. Any tips to keep it simple and not break the bank and I can get more of the wood if needed. Thank you and I so excited to get started also what are a good year round laying chicken and great with kids.
    Jared Boothe
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, chronoschicken, and :welcome! Happy to have you in our flock! X2 on Sumi's advice! Good luck to you!
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x3 on sumi's advice! Good luck to you.
     
  5. hungnguyen

    hungnguyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out the sections that Sumi pointed out above. You will find a lot of ideas. I hope you find the one that fits your pocket and eyes. I remembered when I first built mine. That's many years ago. That was someone taught me " a rick chickenman builds what he likes, the poor one builds what he can". I hope you like what you can afford.

    Good luck with your project.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    My Coop
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  7. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site!!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I've heard you shouldn't use cedar around chickens
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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

    chronoschicken New Egg

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    Thank you everyone for the great advice and I wont use the cedar then for the coop. I found the triple c I will try to replicate know to work. And thank you for a wonderful welcome
     

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