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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cogray, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. cogray

    cogray New Egg

    Aug 3, 2014
    Hi guys, we live in sw England and do not have any chickens yet. I am thinking of turning a shed we have into a chicken house(it has a dog flap in it and thought that could be the chickens way in and out) would need to put some nesting boxes in though. Any ideas on how to have chickens without them trashing your garden but being allowed enough outdoor space. Don't really want to have to walk through chicken poo all the time or kids having to when playing in garden? I have owned chickens besides but tagt was when I owned a field and they could roam free during the day. Any thoughts would be great x
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Besides a permanent run attached to the coop itself, you might consider using a chicken tractor, or something like electric poultry netting you can move around exactly where you want it.
  3. TwoCrows

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

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Enjoy all your poultry adventures and welcome to our flock!
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. You might like to get in touch with our members on the England threads at https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=england. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions. We are here to help in any way we can. Do you have any particular breeds in mind?
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC. You might consider fencing off your garden portion and letting the chickens free range everywhere else. OR build the chickens a spacious, securely enclosed run . Some type of covering will provide them with shade, some protection from the elements and keep them from flying out and visiting your garden.

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