Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rexwabbits, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. rexwabbits

    rexwabbits Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 15, 2014
    Lyndon, Kansas
    Hi, well I'm new and glad to be here. My wife and I are new to chicken raising, we just got our first (15) Silver Laced Wyandotte chicks 2 weeks ago. We have been busy turning our small garage into a chicken coop and 12' x 12' x 7' run and I'm learning lots while we are reconstructing it. We will most likely be asking lots of questions as our little ones grow and looking forward to any advice or help that we get.
  2. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2013
    Welcome to the flock! We're glad to have you! Don't be shy. Ask us all the question you like.
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Rule of thumb is 4 sg.feet per bird inside the coop (not counting roost space or nest boxes), and 10 sq.feet per bird in the outdoor run. Please check out the coops section and also the Learning Center, to learn the whys, and ifs, of constructing certain features inside the coop. etc. Usually it is better to build larger than you think you need. Chickens are very addictive and it's easier to make the coop larger, than keep building additions. Welcome to Backyard chickens - no one here will ever tell you, you have too many chickens. We are all enablers.
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You have come to the right place for all the fun and learning! Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions along the way, you know where we are.

    Welcome to our flock!
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Good luck with your new chicks!
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]

    Good luck with your chicks!
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  8. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Hello and Welcome to BYC!! Glad you joined the flock!!!
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Silver Laced Wyandottes are a beautiful and productive breed. You will get lots of nice, large, brown eggs from them. X2 on drumstick diva's advice about coop and run space. I don't know how big you coop is, but with 15 birds and 144 sq. ft. of floor space in your run, you're really pushing the limits. Overcrowding can quickly lead to aggression, biting and feather plucking, and even cannibalism. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your SLWs.
  10. rexwabbits

    rexwabbits Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 15, 2014
    Lyndon, Kansas
    We are only allowed 1 to 2 roosters and we bought a straight run so we really don't know how many hens or roosters we have yet. 15 chicks was the minimum for an order so we will be selling a few of them. The coop will be 249.75 sq. ft. and the run will 144 sq. ft.. We live in a small town and don't want deaf neighbors lol.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2014

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