Newbie Chick owners

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SteveMadonnaJ, May 1, 2016.

  1. SteveMadonnaJ

    SteveMadonnaJ In the Brooder

    May 1, 2016
    Hello all, after lengthy discussions my wife and I have ventured in being chicken owners. I built a hutch out of a 42x48 pallet last weekend, and we bought 8 Rhode Island pullets this weekend just a few weeks old. The chicken run is going to be a 10x10x6 dog lot. Both my wife and I have done tons of research so hopefully we will do good, but will still ask questions in the forum.

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Congrats to you and your wife on getting your chicken adventures underway :D I'm sure you will both enjoy them very much, lots of fun and very rewarding too.

    Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly. Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience), and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
    Hi and welcome to our community.
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Rule of thumb, allow 4-5 sq. feet per bird in the coop, excluding roosts & nest boxes and 10 sq.feet per bird in the outdoor dog. A run cover can provide shade, some protection from the elements and keep fliers inside, and jumpers,, climbers and raptors from getting inside.

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