New to the chicken thing

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicken shack, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. chicken shack

    chicken shack New Egg

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    Ok so my husband and I moved to a place that is big and is rural. We have a large empty shed with layered large shelves all the way around it. My hubby used to live in Arkansas and had chickens. Me, I raised horses and we always had our neibors chicken in our yard but that was the extent of my chicken interaction. So any advice on the set up? What do I need and where do I start?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. First of all, build it bigger than you think you will ever need. Click on the "Raising backyard chickens " forum then click on 'Coop and run design, construction, maintenance' for ideas.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Look above for the Learning Center as well
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. I agree with everyone to look at the Learning Center, and read some of the emergency forum daily to learna bout illnesses and injuries. The coop section is good to look at the insides and outsides of each coop, and see how they have placed roosts, nest boxes, where to put water, food, and most importantly of all in this time of year, coop ventilation. It is also very important in summer, but preventing frostbite right now is the number one problem. Take your time getting chickens, do not get them from swap meets or unknown people who will sell you sick chickens. Learn how to recognize a sick chicken before you accidentally buy some. Good luck, you will enjoy them.
     
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Lots of good advice given here already! So all I can say is enjoy all your poultry adventures!
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  9. Farmgirl1000

    Farmgirl1000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
    Hope you enjoy the site.
     

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