NEW to Chicks!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NewChcikenmommy!, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. NewChcikenmommy!

    NewChcikenmommy! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is so much fun! I've been going through these forums for a few days now there are so many things I never new!
    I am looking to build a simple coop for my babies before they get too good at escaping! I have 3 now (10 days old) and will probably get 3 more next week. I have the yard for plenty more but 6 is good as we are only wanting the eggs and they are such good pets. They listen better than my 2yr old!
    Can anyone suggest a coop design that is simple and inexpensive? some of the coops I've seen are quite extravagant and adorable! I'm just not ready to take on a project like that just yet!
    TIA!
    Brittany

    Below are our babies, my toddler named them![​IMG]
    This one isBaby smallest of the 3
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    Baby by Brittany_T, on Flickr

    This one is Bird she has black spots and the mother may possibly be the one I saw running around with a solid black tail but white all over
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    Bird by Brittany_T, on Flickr

    This one is Blu I think we were having a "Blue's Clues" moment LOL
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    Blu by Brittany_T, on Flickr
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Nice pics. You might want to go to the "Coop and Run" section and post there. You might get some responses/ideas there as far as coops are concerned.
     
  3. NewChcikenmommy!

    NewChcikenmommy! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I will!
     
  4. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your chicks are so cute! Can't help in the coop department as mine was neither simple nor inexpensive but I can definitely attest to how much fun it is to have chickens! [​IMG] Enjoy your new babies!
     
  5. melinda342

    melinda342 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] cute chicks [​IMG]
     
  6. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome!

    Be sure to take your climate into account when planning. Where I live, all they need is a pen with a rain shelter, not a closed building. If you are way up north and they will be snowed in, they will do much better in a larger coop, probably an 8'x8' walkin for 6.
     
  8. NewChcikenmommy!

    NewChcikenmommy! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
    I live in SE Georgia, so right now we are having 90+ degree days. Even days like today with all the rain it is still upper 80s. The winters are weird though, some are not so bad but last winter we had several flurries and 20 degree nights.
     
  9. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

    [​IMG] , [​IMG] from SC!
     
  10. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]

    [​IMG] You remind me of ME when I first discovered the site .. I read and read and read ...

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