Newbie chicken farmer

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by waywar, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. waywar

    waywar New Egg

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    Well, we built a coop from scratch, bought feed, three New Hampshire Reds, and turned them loose. They seem fine and hardy! Looking forward to more in the future. Raised on a horse farm that had chickens but I don't remember all the details. Let me know if I'm missing something.
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  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Looks great! Good luck raising chickens!
     
  3. big greg barker

    big greg barker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What you're missing is about 16 more chickens, but trust me. They will come. Oh yes. BWahahahahaha!!!!!!!
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
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    Quote:lol sooo true!
    really cute coop!
     
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  5. Sc00ter4900

    Sc00ter4900 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site this place is loaded with info. Im sure you will find every thing your looking for info wise. Good luck [​IMG]
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  6. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good. You've definately come to the right place to look for answers and opinions. Very attractive coop by the way. [​IMG]
     
  7. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
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    Really cute coop.

    The others are correct. You will just want more. It took me a while. I started 3 years ago with 3 golden comets. Now I have 3 hens, 4 five week old Black sex links and 25 Easter Egg chicks on the way.

    I usually try to keep around 10 - 12 hens. They are so fun. [​IMG]

    I would keep more if I had room.
     
  8. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Cute coop!! And [​IMG] from WI. But I agree with the OP's....before long you will want to have more [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. spacetygrss

    spacetygrss Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! What a nice coop!
     
  10. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, you have a BIG problem. Your coop is not nearly big enough to hold all your future chickens. You may laugh nervously at that, but trust me you'll be back on here asking us how to expand it soon enough. [​IMG]
     

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