Shabz - UK

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shabz, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. Shabz

    Shabz In the Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    I am looking to build my own coop with run. Will post pictures once it's done.
    Just doing research into breeds etc. looking into dual purpose birds for both eggs and meat. I have a rough idea of a coop 10x10 and run would be 27 x 10ft enclosed. Any advice and tips would most welcome and I look forward to getting to know you all on here.

    If anyone can point me in the right direction to pickup some ladies would be much appreciated.
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Welcome to BYC. Go to the "Raising Backyard Chickens" forum and click on the 'coop and run' section for ideas on the coop build.
     
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member 8 Years

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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    How many birds do you plan on having/ Rule of thumb is allow 4-5 sq.feet per bird in the coop- excluding roosts and nesting boxes, and 10 sq. feet per bird in the outdoor run. I understand in UK foxes are the most prevalent predators - they can dig, climb fences, and jump high. They will know you have birds as soon as you get them and do their best to get to them.

    You may want to check out the predator threads. Welcome to BYC
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks for joining us and good luck with your coop build!
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings and :welcome! Great to have you in our community! Best wishes and thanks for joining this wonderful site! :)
     

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    RodNTN Hatchaolic 5 Years

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  10. Athaid

    Athaid Songster

    Welcome to BYC.
     

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