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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jhotte, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Jhotte

    Jhotte New Egg

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    Hi there,

    I was searching the web for ressources about raising hens and I'm pleased to find this forum.
    Here's my setup for now.


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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! What a nice set up you have there! We have a coop and run contest running that you might like to check out ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...-and-run-page-contest-winter-spring-2016/0_30
    How to enter and create a coop page are all the first post. You may just need a few more posts before you can make a page but I'm sure once you have them you wil be good go.

    Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
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  3. Jhotte

    Jhotte New Egg

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    Thanks Yorkshire Coop for the greetings! I'll make sure to have enough posts to get into the contest.
    I'm into woodworking so I wanted to make a cute and useful coop that can be moved easily (have you notice the red skis under the coop [​IMG])

    Recently, the town council of the big city that I live nex to (I live in the suburbs of it) opened discussions about letting people have laying hens (but no roosters) and I wanted to build something that makes relatives of me wanting to go in the adventure of raising hens.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Wow, very nice coop and grounds! Your birds have a wonderful place to live and a great mommy! :)

    Definitely create a coop page for the contest. I think it is 20 posts, and then you can enter your coop.

    Great to have you aboard and we do welcome you to our roost! :)
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] That's a wonderful little coop you have there.
     
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  7. Jhotte

    Jhotte New Egg

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    The mommy is great with them! The mommy's responsible of the coop and I was in charge of all the building process [​IMG].

    She's always taking care of them (days and nights). We have massive problems with raccoon and that's why I'm in the process of installing an electric fence to repel them. I can tell you that we don't have kids for now but it's like we have 4 of them for now. At every noise she hears at night I'm the one who gets out of bed in p-j and looking if they're fine.

    I've raised chicken for meat couple of times ago and there's a difference between hens and meat chicken! More fun to have fresh eggs every day :p
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Beautiful coop - the only thing I would change is the use of poultry chicken wire. I would recommend the use of 1/2" hardware cloth in run panels & also any windows or venting.

    The electrified fencing is very good but in case of any outages the hardware cloth would still be a good back-up deterent.

    Welcome to Backyard chickens. There is also "Canadians, check-in-here." thread if you want to know what is happening around you.
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] That is a really nice coop!
     

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