New to BYC from Clover, Sc

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GYSOT, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. GYSOT

    GYSOT Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey yall. I'm buying a house that already has a chicken coop and 16 chickens. I've never raised chickens before so this will be an interesting way to start. The flock currently seems healthy and are producing eggs.

    First thing on my list to do is making sure I have feed, clean water and a clean coop.

    Second thing on my list to do is cover the existing chicken run. Since we are going into a wet season I want to make sure I keep the run clean and dry for them.

    Third is to build a new coop. The current one is in disrepair and kinda small for 16 chickens. It only has 4 nesting boxes which aren't even covered. I've seen some great coops on here I'm going to try to build.

    Is there anything else yall could suggest for someone just starting off?

    Thanks
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, GYSOT, and :welcome! Great to have in our community! Enjoy learning on BYC and have fun with your chicken adventure! :)
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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  7. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under GYSOT [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!

    CTKen has given you some great starting points and your ‘To Do’ list sounds like you are definitely on the right track.

    If you are looking at ideas for coops, there are lots of coops on this thread:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/596294/post-your-chicken-coop-pictures-here

    I hope you enjoy having chickens; they are so much fun and have such wonderful chickenalities.
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you joined us, I do hope you will make yourself at home here. Enjoy BYC!
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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