Newbie in UT, US

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ExDelayed, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. ExDelayed

    ExDelayed In the Brooder

    Jun 24, 2018
    Hey everyone!

    I've been lurking for awhile and finally decided to register. I have thirteen girls, Barred Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Easter Eggers, Olive Eggers, Black Sex Links, and so on. They are currently in the process of moving from their small indoor cage to their large outdoor coop, a couple girls at a time, since I'm trying to get the younger Olive Eggers used to them, and to keep a couple mean girls away from the younger birds as long as possible.

    I have already found that I'm going to need to install some sort of ventilation into the coop to help cool it in the later afternoon. During the day, it sits under the shade of some large trees, and stays fairly comfortable, by human standards. It should be though, since it's insulated with R-15 walls and R-19 ceilings. In the late afternoon, the sun goes directly in a window. The girls aren't laying yet, but I think the time is close.

    Some about be me. I'm admittedly a newbie with birds, having only had them since March. It's been kind of a crash course with me taking on do many at once. I'm a single construction worker with no kids. The girls are housed outside at my auto (hobby) shop. The shop holds a few project motorcycles, an old rat rod project and a few other random things.
  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
    Hello & welcome..
    Find your neighbors:
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  3. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
  4. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Ventilation is very important in a coop, not only to help keep it cool in the summer but to also provide some condensation release during the winter. If you share a photo of your coop, maybe we can help with some tips. You could also check in over on the Coop/Run forum for some advice.

    Hope you're enjoying your flock, thanks for joining us!
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  5. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop
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    Enjoy those first eggs!
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  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC.

    On this link you'll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping birds - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs -

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource -

    Here’s a link to general links and the different forums on BYC -

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens
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  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frowWelcome!!!

    So happy you have stopped
    L U R K I N G
    And decided to join us here at Backyard Chickens. :woot
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