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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ihall26, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Ihall26

    Ihall26 In the Brooder

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    Hi All! Joining in from Western NC and hoping to gather some useful tips and information as I embark on my first chicken journey. Having backyard chickens has been a long time dream and things are just now finally falling into place to make it happen. We bought a new home with enough land and no restrictions to stand in the way but I want to be well prepared before I get started. My hope
    is to work on a coop this winter and start with incubated chicks come early Spring. Any and all advice is welcome. I am just hoping to start off on the right foot and avoid any major mistakes as we add to the family!
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here! Check out the link in the post above - coops galore for inspiration! Nice articles in the learning center about getting started, raising chicks
     
  4. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Crossing the Road

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC!! :frow Congratulations on your new home an impending flock.
     
  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your coop building and your future flock!
     
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, the pulse beat of the chicken community :jumpy:jumpy:jumpy
     
  8. DiYMama540

    DiYMama540 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! You're already starting a successful flock by joining! Looking forward to hearing of the coop build and hatching babies!
    Several other members here from NC!

    :bun:welcome:bun
     
  9. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    It's very good that you are researching and building your coop first.
    Make sure that whatever coop design you choose that it has lots of ventilation, lots of properly spaced roosts at good heights and I always recommend a fully secure predator proof run that is as secure as the coop so you never have to close the pop door. Give much more than the recommended minimum of space in the coop/run combo and you will minimize the chances of health and behavioral issues and will enjoy the experience much more. I recommend this coop design! ;)
     
  10. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal Community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     

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