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New to chicken raising in s fl.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wantnaneggsfl, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. wantnaneggsfl

    wantnaneggsfl New Egg

    Jul 30, 2011
    Hi everyone,
    New to the idea of raising chicken and getting interested in it for the eggs for bfast.
    In South Fla and would like some ideas of where to keep some chickens outside.
    Where do you keep yours and what kind of coops do you have?
    Would they do ok around horses like in the same barn?
    Thanks for looking
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Mine are in a barn. The chickens probably won't mind the horses, just don't let them roost above the horses feed or water trough. [​IMG]
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome from the beautiful state of Washington!! Horses and chickens do well together. I have both and had no problems.
  4. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Hello, from the Big Bear mountains of Ca. Glad you found us. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    [​IMG] from Kansas! Enjoy those breakfast eggs!! [​IMG]
  6. ftlmom

    ftlmom Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 14, 2011
    WeLCOME, I'm also in south florida in broward county, Where are you located. I am also just starting out. I don't even have chicks yet, but we are getting pretty close.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2011
  7. lishah2000

    lishah2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome! I'm in south Florida too.

    My two main coops are solid walls with windows, but I would prefer to have more open coops. At the time I had all the wood needed, so I used what I had. If I ever build again I would probably go with three solid walls and one open with hardware cloth. But they do fine in the coops I have. Just gets hot this time of year.

    Mine are raised off the ground and they spend a lot of time under the coops. Gives them extra run space, shade and shelter when it rains.
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.

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