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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dpierce72, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. dpierce72

    dpierce72 New Egg

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    Overwhelmed is the best way to describe things.

    Decided I wanted 5-6 chickens for the backyard (urban neighborhood), began searching plans, and became paralyzed by all the options...

    Where do I begin? I'm thinking tractor so I can move it around. I also like the PVC idea for frame, but for the life of me can't get beyond the first step due to paralysis by analysis!
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Even if you use a tractor, it is a good idea to have a permanant structure, as you may at times want to confine your birds, and coops can be made much more predator-proof than a tractor. Spend some time surfing in the small coops section, and something will likely attract you.
     
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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! :)
     
  6. dpierce72

    dpierce72 New Egg

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    Thanks for the tip - I actually like the permanent idea better just thought tractor would be best. Glad to hear your opinion. I'll try the small coup section!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Don't project too much (that's my job). Regardless of how you start, there will be modifications that you eventually desire. Have fun - don't stress.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I would think chickens like to fly some(even just back and forth from one end of the run to another - so I would guess being in a tractor is annoying. They pretty much have to be bent over picking at the ground all the time. No room to stand up tall or roost on a higher level. Plus tractors are fairly easy for a good sized predator to just flip them on their side.
     
  9. dpierce72

    dpierce72 New Egg

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    Okay guys - I've been convinced against the tractor the more you've said and the more I've read...
     

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