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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by brooks2873, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. brooks2873

    brooks2873 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I want to start raising chickens but I don't have a clue. I live i Jacksonville Florida Arlington area. I need a inexpensive coop. I was laid off from my job. I want to say thank you ahead of time for any kind of help. :)
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] The Learning Center would be a good place to start. There is a lot of information there on choosing breeds, housing, feeding, predators and pests, flock management etc. If you are on a budget, building a coop may be a good option for you. There are some lovely designs in the Coops section and there are more ideas here on using recycled materials for coops etc:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...-money-and-build-with-recycled-materials/0_30

    Best of luck with your new venture!
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Good luck with raising chickens!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Check out the coops section. Many people repurpose articles like wooden pallets, large appliance crates, dog houses. Check your local Craig's list people sometimes give away older coops with chickens when interest wanes. Others have lot cost coops they just want removed from their property
     
  5. TwoCrows

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

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    Looks like everyone has set you straight on where to find coop and basic info.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 on Sumi's advice, good luck to you. :)
     
  8. brooks2873

    brooks2873 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I need to spray my yard before I get the chickens?
     
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you here with us [​IMG]


    The learning center would be a great place to start [​IMG]


    It is best to use repurposed material when building a coop [​IMG]



    Hope you enjoy your time here [​IMG]




    gander007 [​IMG]
     

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