New to BYC and new to raising chickens


5 Years
Apr 21, 2014
Montville, NJ
Hi all!

I joined this site because I saw how useful the information it contains and how helpful the members are! Seems like a great place, glad I found it.

My wife and I are raising 2 small boys and we go through lots of eggs, and always loved the fresh ones from my parents' neighbor who raises chickens. Our boys love animals and figured it would be great to help teach the how to respect and care for animals, plus get delicious fresh eggs for feeding our family.

We are in the suburbs around New York city and are going to be redoing our backyard so the timing will be perfect to add a coop. I actually am interested in adding a Shed/Coop combination so I can store garden tools, lawn mower etc in one side and have the chicken coop on the other side. I am sure we will be back with loads of questions so thanks in advance for providing answers/tips to us!


Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Mar 21, 2011
New Mexico, USA
My Coop
My Coop

Welcome to BYC!

So glad you could join our community! Sounds like a perfect shed/coop combo! Have you stopped by our coops pages for some design ideas? Lots of fun coops you might get some ideas from...

You might also stop by our learning center for some great tips and hints on raising your new additions...

You can also connect with other members in your area to chat about how and what they do in raising and keeping poultry...

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Enjoy this new adventure you are on and welcome to our flock!


Free Ranging
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Feb 18, 2011
Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! TwoCrows gave you some great links to check out. Good luck with your chicken project!

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