New to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Athens2016, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Athens2016

    Athens2016 New Egg

    Jan 9, 2016
    Hi, I have 3 young Barred Rock hens, they are wonderful. I have plans for many more in the very near future.[​IMG] I am looking for new coop plans tonight.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Have you checked out the above "Coops" section?" Lots of styles, sizes, some with detailed descriptions - pretty much something for everyone.
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! It's sounds like you are really enjoying your chicken adventures!! It's only natural to want to add more to your flock, I'm afraid it happens to us all. The coop section as drumstick said is a great place for lots ideas on building ~

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

    Jul 11, 2014
    Orrock township, Minnesota
    Welcome to BYC..

    How fancy or unfancy a coop are you looking to build? Whats your climate like?
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
    As you say you are already planning on many more birds I would definitely suggest that you build for what you will have, not what you do have - take the maximum number you *think* you might want, add a few more, and then use that for your building plan. The coops section mentioned above is a great place to start getting some ideas - and from there you can tweak it to what you want. The "needs" of the birds are pretty basic - enough space and a well-ventilated, draft free area in which to be sheltered from the elements of the climate you live in - - from there all the bells and whistles really boil down to personal preference and what is most convenient for the flock keeper. ......
    If you have an idea of the breed(s) you want to add, remember to factor that into your plans as some breeds will have different needs when it comes to coop design.
  6. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Feb 5, 2015
    The Golden State~
    Hello and :welcome
    We are glad you joined us!
    Do you like gardening? If so I have the perfect and I mean perfect coop for you! If my flock was smaller I'd have this coop myself! You can make this coop too. I saved a picture of it here it is.


    It has an herb garden on top, and egg box on the side, and it is big enough for 4-7 hens. You can make it yourself so you can change stuff about it you don't like or to add something on to it you want.
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Glad to hear you are enjoying your birds! Before you add more, there's an excellent article in the Learning Center that you may want to check out:

    Don't skip the step of isolating new chickens from your existing flock before trying to integrate them!

    It's nice to have you here!
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.

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