Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by misfit82, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. misfit82

    misfit82 New Egg

    Feb 10, 2014
    hi everyone, my wife and I are new to this. want to raise chickens for eggs and meat and thought this might be a good place to learn some tips to get us started in the right direction. we have a nice size dog kennel with a roof on it that we intend to use as a coop.
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 7, 2011
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Welcome! The learning center tab is a great place to start. Numerous ideas on coops, how-to instructions for feeders, waterers etc.
    If there is something you can't find post a question. There are oodles of friendly, helpful people here. Enjoy & have fun! [​IMG]
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
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  6. KindOfKin

    KindOfKin Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2014
    Hi! There is definitely a vast base of knowledge here, and answers come pretty quick. I have a lot of confidence in starting my flock thanks to this site and forum. Welcome!
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  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! If the dog kennel is just chain link I recommend fortifying it with 1/2 hardware cloth (very strong mesh wire) on the sides and the top. Predators can reach thru the chain link and it's not pretty. Good luck to you.
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  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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

    Dog kennels would provide good security [​IMG]


    With this around [​IMG]


    You wont have this around for long [​IMG]

    Enjoy your flock and a great coop is so important [​IMG]

    gander007 [​IMG]
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  9. sutherland

    sutherland Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 9, 2013
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia
    Hello and welcome I noticed the cat picture and laughed to myself because last winter I had 6 silkie chicks their rooster and 3 hens in a building that's all insulated and that's where my 2 cats slept of course they were seperated but I had a heat lamp for the birds and the cats found a weak spot and climbed in the silkies and their chicks pen and slept with them at night the first time I walked jn and seen them in there I almost took a heart attack by luckily my cats are used to so many animals they didn't care and also my sister also has chickens and her little roosters sleep with her cats to keep warm funny how animals work :) anywho good luck in the future I think you will come to agree with everyone raising chickens is so much more fun then I ever thought when I first got them
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
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