Newbie getting Ready to Start Her First Coop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mohawk Chickens, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Mohawk Chickens

    Mohawk Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey ALL,

    First timer here, just looking to get a coop started. I have no chicks as of yet. Have a promise from out local school to give me the chicks from a project they are doing on incubating eggs. Checking out your site for coop designs and have a couple picked out. Going out right now to price some chicks/starter kits at local agg store. What I wanted to know is: ( I did not see in the FAQ's) do coops need a rooster? I am reading all that I can and am getting impatient, but excited. With the warm weather that hit us in March, I am feeling the need to have a coop and flock started right away, LOL.

    My husband and I have been buying from a neighbor but he can't keep up production; this is what prompted me to start a coop. I have a 3 year old and would like to have him learn all about self sufficient living even if it is on the basic level; small garden, couple of fruit trees and coop.

    Any suggestions and help members have to offer would be GREATLY appreciated. What have you tried and good, bad and the abysmal failures. I would like to learn from other s and not make the same mistakes. [​IMG]

    Beginner clucker,
    Ceely King
    Akwesasne, NY
     
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  3. If your visual then take a look at my page or the coops page for that matter.

    Remember to keep them protected from the common predators in your area. Give em more space than you first think. Make it big.
     
  4. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    You do not need a rooster to successfully raise hens for eggs.
     
  10. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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