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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bpetree29643, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. bpetree29643

    bpetree29643 New Egg

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    Been looking at getting some chickens in the near future but wanted to do my research first and get everything setup before getting my first chicks. I have a unused barn my property that I am considering using part of for shelter and nesting for my future yard birds. Any suggestions on converting my selected area of the barn and setup would be appreciated. Bill
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Bill, first thing you should do is head for the "Raising Backyard Chickens," forum and scroll down the menu to "Coop and run design & construction. That will fill you in on what chickens need for their coop area - most important is draft free quarters with good ventilation. The Learning Center is also a great read. Hope you love BYC as much as we do.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on drumstick diva. Definitely check out our Coop and Run section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance. Be sure and predator proof your coop/run using hardware cloth instead of chicken wire as too many predators can tear through chicken wire, or squeeze through the openings in the mesh. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Do you have any breed preference?
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you joined the flock. X3 with Drumstick Diva and Michael OShay. Great advice there for you.
    Good luck with your future chickens and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Good morning and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    We built our coop within an existing shed (almost mini-house size...previous owner's father lived in it). With the proper modifications, such as hardware cloth, adding a pop door, etc.), it's made a great coop for our mixed flock. We can use the open part of the shed for feed and such and it has 2 secure doors that can be locked. We built an attached large covered run for their outdoor use. Protection for the birds is very important because there are so many things out there that would love to make a meal out of them.

    Nice to have you join us. If you have questions, feel free to ask!
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us.
     
  7. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You might also stop by our Coop pages too for some ideas...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    Good luck with the build and if you have any questions, definitely stop by our Coop and Construction forums for more help. Michael has left you with the link.

    Welcome to our flock!
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    Definitlely check out the Coops section.
     

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