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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bramblers, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. bramblers

    bramblers Just Hatched

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    Hello all. My kids and I are just getting started. We're looking for a coop first...not very handy ourselves so looking to buy one already built in South Carolina or nearabouts. Any ideas?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Craigslist can be a good place to search for coops. Keep in mind that it doesn't have to be built specifically for chickens. In some cases it can be much cheaper to buy something like a small wooden storage shed and install a window, a few roosts, and some nesting boxes (which are easy tasks even for those like you and me who are not architecturally inclined).
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I totally agree with QMisha - sheds are often cheaper, better quality than pre-fab coops and are flexible enough for changes to be made - very important when it comes to chicken maths :)

    Best wishes
    Ct
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome. Hope you enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.
     
  5. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    :frow Hi, and welcome to BYC!!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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

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