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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jnicholson, May 23, 2012.

  1. Jnicholson

    Jnicholson In the Brooder

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    Hi I have been on here before and used the Coop pictures to help me build mine. We have decided to get into Chickens on our ranch we have never had a live chicken so it is a new adventure for us and our kids. Our hens finally started laying just a few weeks ago and now we have decided to up our flock I am pushing for over 100 chickens by the end of summer so now I am on her again looking to build a new coop bigger then the last then and its 10X12X8. I also built a incubator out of a mini fridge and hatched our first batch just a few weeks ago. So any advice or Comments will help. We live in Northern California on a 430 acre ranch so room is not a problem. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! You'll want minimum 3sq foot space per chicken in your coop, so you'll have to build a big one!
     
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome

    Make sure your coop is secure if you've got predators in your area. Some people even use double layers of hardware cloth. :p
    As for space, you'll have no problems. They say 4sq ft for coop space, and 10sq ft per chicken for run "roaming area" if you have it.

    Don't hesitate to ask any quesitons you might have, and enjoy the site. :D
     
  4. evaritchie753

    evaritchie753 Hatching

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    Do you know that chicken could a good flavor of a soup?
    and we have lots of good recipes for you here The Mersea Diet.
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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

    weimarmama Crowing

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

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