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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BentoMinion, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. BentoMinion

    BentoMinion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!
    My name is Rose and I do not have any chickens or quail... yet. Last year I decided we were going to get some chickens for eggs. We had plans on a fall addition to our home. I was waiting to use the scraps from the addition to build my coop. Well, the plans fell through till mid summer this year. I decided I would just build my coop this spring and save any extra building material from the addition for another project.

    Needless to say I am still in the learning and planning stages. checked local rules since we are in a township and I am allowed to have roosters (I don't really want them though) and I can have up to 10 chickens. My neighbor has ducks. So I know that neighbor will not have an issue. I am planning on putting my coop not to far from where they have theirs (since that really is the best spot) on my side of the fence.

    I have to admit I am a little concerned about keeping the chickens warm in the winter. My parents grew up on ranches in Montana and they never had any source of heat in their coops. So I hope to figure something out like that. I have seen suggestions but have not decided on what exactly to do yet.

    Personal: I have 4 children ranging from ages 5 1/2 to 1 years in age. We live in a township with just under an acre of land that is mostly fenced in. My eldest is autistic with sensory processing disorder. I do expect the kids to help me out with the chickens and what not, but the chickens are not their responsibility. We also have 3 cats (one is indoor/outdoor), fish, and 2 guinea pigs.
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG]Hi Rose!!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Keeping the coop dry and draught free is usually enough for the chickens, once they are fully feathered. They are tougher than we think!
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    What Sumi said! Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, BentoMinion, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us!! Best of luck to you and your birds!!
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Mmm-hmm. It gets bitterly cold here and my birds do fine with nothing more than proper housing.
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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