Newb on the loose.....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Danester, May 19, 2011.

  1. Danester

    Danester New Egg

    May 19, 2011
    Hey everyone. My name is Dane, and I'm a chickenaholic. I jest. I'm quite new to the chickening world and am looking forward to building a new coop. I've never had chickens before, and we live in a new area, so we don't know anyone that owns chickens to get advice from. I'm hoping some of you may be familiar with the climate where I live and will be able so give some insight on our coop.

    anyways, I live in La Verkin, Utah. that's about 25 minutes north of St. George or 2.5 hours north of Las the entrance of Zions Natl. Park. we are ripping out an elaborate backyard bbq area that the previous owners built and are converting it into a chicken coop. the reason we are ripping it out and not using it, is because they took all the equipment that made it awesome and we figured that rather than spend 1500.00 on bbq equipment, we'd put that towards a small remodel and get chickens. we are looking to get around 8 to 12 chickens, some Rhode Island Reds and some buff Orps, and maybe throw in an easter egger if the fancy fits........

    the area we have to build is partially framed on the back porch, its a 13'X6.5' area and 2 of the walls are framed stucco walls, the other wall is cinderblock, and that leaves me one wall to frame in and build the essentials of the coop on, and the run will be on the outside of the stucco walls. I have electricity, gas, hot and cold water ran to the area for just about anything we can imagine the girls would need. so I just need to do some research now and hopefully keep my newb questions to a minimum...

    Looking forward to interacting will all of you.... Thx, Dane F.
  2. Player Hater

    Player Hater Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2010
    [​IMG] bgock and welcome to byc [​IMG]
  3. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG]
  4. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    [​IMG] and [​IMG]
  5. Arcnadius

    Arcnadius Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Western WI
    [​IMG]. Too bad you couldn't rescue the BBQ - I love grillin'! Though, if your birds get out of hand, you can always warn them that you'll rebuild the grill and give them a good roasting!!
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  7. Danester

    Danester New Egg

    May 19, 2011
    Quote:oh, I still have a BBQ, and a 30qt deep me, there will be some meat birds in there eventually....I might even fence off part of the run for a Turkey or two for Turkey Day in the future.....
  8. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Welcome to BYC.

    My area of expertise is in watering and feeding your chickens so feel free to PM me with any questions.

    Take a look at my website if you get a chance.
  9. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    [​IMG] and a warm
    [​IMG] from SE Pa., Amish country. You'll find all the answers you need here!
    Glad you joined!
  10. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hello and welcome from OHIO! Don't forget to share pics of your coop progress.......We love pictures!

    Take care,


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