Rogers county OK, just outside Claremore:)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DMD17, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. DMD17

    DMD17 New Egg

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    Hello everyone:)
    Looking to start a chicken family and convert my old shed into a coop.
    Looking forward to great advice.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] Glad you have joined us.
    Raising your own chickens is so rewarding, hope you do get your own flock.

    Feel free to ask questions, we're here to help.

    If you haven't seen the Learning Center, please explore it..there are a lot of great articles to help you get started.

    You may want to post questions, pics of the shed under coop/run forums for input in how to do the conversion.

    Again, welcome and good luck.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Chicken raising is fun and amusing! I hope you can enjoy it as much as do!

    You may want to check out our learning center for tons of helpful articles to help you get started
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
     
  5. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined the flock
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Good luck with getting your shed converted into a coop for your new chicken family. Here is the coop section there maybe some ideas for you on your conversion.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs
    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
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  8. DMD17

    DMD17 New Egg

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    I have no idea what breed of chicken I'm looking for???
    My hubby eats three eggs a day everyday, I cook with 2-3 daily and thhe kids eat them fere and there.
    I would like to regularly have 6 eggs daily.
    How many chickens would I need and what kind of chickens would I be looking for?

    I am looking to start out simple, I have two acres- last acre is square foot gardens. I am looking to convert the old shed and place it right in the middle for the back acre.
    I was thinking the chickens could free roam a little daily while we are tending to the garden and spend the remainder in a chicken run and coop area.:)
     
  9. Bowleggedcowboy

    Bowleggedcowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi sounds like a good plan.chickens lay about 1egg every 26to30 hours. If you want 6 or so eggs I'd get 8-10 hens..
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC.[​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    If you want 6 eggs a day, I would get around 10 hens. I'd choose some of the better laying breeds, such as Black Sex-Links, Red Sex-Links, Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Rocks, Australorps, Orpingtons, or Wyandottes. These birds should provide you with enough eggs, at least in the summer months.

    However, keep in mind that most chickens do take breaks from laying in the fall or winter. They don't lay while molting, and usually won't lay when daylight hours are too short (unless you provide supplemental lighting). So, even with 10 chickens, there may be periods in the year when you're not getting many eggs, or no eggs at all.
     

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