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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JeremyVipperman, May 5, 2016.

  1. JeremyVipperman

    JeremyVipperman New Egg

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    Hello,
    I'm Jeremy, decided about 4 weeks ago to start some backyard chicken'n, so I bought 2 Ameraucana, 2 Red Star, and 3 Road Island Red week old chicks. I have their coop about halfway complete, (pic link to follow). I believe the 3 nest boxes will be sufficient for the flock. Currently I'm designing their water supply out of pvc with 3 of the red watering nipples. I'm also making the floors under their roost wire mesh for the dropping collection. Any constructive criticism is welcome. Thanks
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  3. JeremyVipperman

    JeremyVipperman New Egg

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    will you have tops on the nesting boxes - hens like some privacy?
     
  5. JeremyVipperman

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    Yes, I need to aquire some more material, so far i have use repurposed only, except for the screws and staples.
     
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi Jeremy and welcome to BYC. For the best response, you may wish to post your question on the "Coops and Runs" forum. Unless you are planning on getting a few more chickens in the future, 2 nest boxes would suffice (and they will all probably end up using just one!).

    All the best
    CT
     

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