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Soon to be proud parents of 25 chicks... in Nevada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by horseshowmomnv, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. horseshowmomnv

    horseshowmomnv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2012
    Reno NV
    My husband says I jump head first. Our daughter (20) has the same trait as me. We are studying and learning as much as possible about chickens. The chicks are due to arrive around the 27th. We have a plan for the brooder, they will be living in our den. We have yet to build the coop, and I am rather stressed about this project. We plan on keeping 15 of our little ones, and hopefully selling the remaining.
    We have cats, dogs and horses... not to mention all the wildlife in our area. We have a good idea on what we want for a coop, but no real plan yet.
    Here's to our next adventure, we look forward to our new family members, and the fresh eggs later this year.
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Welcome to BYC from Ohio! Love your avatar pic!

    Yep, that's alot of chicks to start with, but I'm sure you can handle it just fine! What breeds did you pick?

  3. AmCanyonStables

    AmCanyonStables Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2009
    American Canyon
    There are a lot of things associated with horses that you can use to help set up your coop. For example, I used a metal horse waterer with a float, and just added an open cover about 4 inches above it so they would not poop in it. You can see it on my coop page. I also grew them out for a while in a stall, before the coops were complete.
  4. horseshowmomnv

    horseshowmomnv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2012
    Reno NV
    Yes it is alot!
    Buff Rocks, Light Brahma's, Barred Rock, and Road Island Reds.
    I unfortunately do not have an extra stall, that would be easy though. Empty water troughs will be nice when they are old enough to be outside to get some sun.
    I found a lumber supplier not far from us that deals with lumber seconds, and used lumber. Plywood for 6 dollars a sheet.

    I am a bit overwhelmed with the amount of information here, but slowly sifting through and finding the current necessary information.

    My husband can save a life, but his carpentry skills are minimal. I will be learning lots of new things in the next 6 weeks. :)
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! So glad you joined us!
  8. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Austin, Texas.
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  10. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA

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