New to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by craigpierce8, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. craigpierce8

    craigpierce8 In the Brooder

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    Hi all

    I wanted to join to get answers on how to best set up a coup. I am new and still reading and learning. I hope to build a coup but not sure what kind and for how many feathery friends.
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Craig, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Well, you'll have to figure out how many birds you want of what size then build for more than that. Your climate will dictate the features of your coop.
    I strongly recommend that you build your run completely predator proof so that the pop door from the coop to the run never has to be closed. Also avoid going with the minimum quoted size in the run of 10 sq ft per bird. Go as big as you reasonably can. The more space the birds have, the healthier and happier they'll be.
    I am also a big advocate for a solid roof over the run to keep it dry.
     
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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  4. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    Hi Craig, Welcome to BYC .

    Answers abound here as well as advice, you have to decide what you want from a flock and then what will work best for you and your flock.
     
  5. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Crossing the Road

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC!! :frow Great advice from @DobieLover . Good luck with you new coop and flock.
     
  6. FortCluck

    FortCluck Free Ranging

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  7. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    :celebrate Welcome to our FUNomenal community! Best of luck and have lots of fun! :wee
     
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  8. SoftSilkie

    SoftSilkie Crowing

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    Just make the coop as big as you can, chickens are addicting!
     
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  9. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC! Have you gone to the coop design and building forum yet? So many good ideas there.
     
  10. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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