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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Alex Mac, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Alex Mac

    Alex Mac In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2017
    I have 4 grown chickens 2 hens and 2 roos,got them older. Now I have 15 chicks growing that I started since the begging and learning sooo much more. I also have 3 children. Thank you for having so much information available.. I just need to learn how to use the site.[​IMG]. Right now im looking for ideas of building a chicken/duck/turkey/geese coop with shipping crates and or pallets.I will like to repurpose before buying new.

  2. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Crowing

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    Have fun with your chickens!

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome Alex it's nice to meet you. Some good places to find re useable materials are furniture/ big appliance stores, that periodically throw out the shipping crates. You could ask if they have any you can have. If you have any rehab stores they often have windows, doors, etc. that can be worked into your coop ideas. Craig's list is often a great place to find coops and sometimes ones with flock included and even the chicken feed. People get chickens and decide it's not for them and just want to dump everything. Also chain link dog runs are commonly offered, lengths or rolls of other type wire fencing, etc. A large dog house could be a shelter for ducks, etc.

    I'm sure others replying will have more to offer.
  4. Alex Mac

    Alex Mac In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2017
    Thank you!
  5. Texian

    Texian Hatching

    Apr 27, 2017
    I kept my chicks inside for a few months under a heat lamp because I was told they needed to be really warm for awhile. What's the weather like where u live?
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Alex Mac [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  7. Alex Mac

    Alex Mac In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2017

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