I've only been doing this a few months, and I'm in the lowcountry, but here are my thoughts:Any tips for coops in SC? Anderson county here
Welcome to BYC and hello neighbor. I'm a newbie but have researched myself to death on chickens on this site. Here's what I built and my story during the build. https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/building-a-4x8-coop-inside-10x10-dog-kennel.1379917/Any tips for coops in SC? Anderson county here
You also live in Anderson area? And nice coop, what birds you got? Just the leghorns? And thankfully I live out in the country sideWelcome to BYC and hello neighbor. I'm a newbie but have researched myself to death on chickens on this site. Here's what I built and my story during the build. https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/building-a-4x8-coop-inside-10x10-dog-kennel.1379917/
Do you live in the city limits or county? And if you live in a neighborhood be sure to check what you're allowed to have.
Here are some helpful ideas:
1) Treated plywood for sides and flooring, wafer board for the roof as long as you're going to use a good roofing material. Also paint the exterior, we can have 4 seasons in one week in Anderson, so best to be ready.
2) Be sure to have some natural shade and be somewhere the water drainage is good for the run.
3) If Home Depot and Lowes off of Clemson Blvd are out of something you want, head up to the Clemson Lowes. Several stores were out of treated lumber when I built (including Greenville) but the Clemson store seemed to have great supply of everything.
4) Walk in Coop and run are a big plus.
5) Lots of ventilation in the coop and use a deep litter method in the coop (use the search on the forum to understand what this is).
6) All the farm supply places are running low on chicken stuff, so be ready to order online and pick-up (Tractor Supply & Smith Farm Supplies (just changed company name but same people running the store). Not sure of prices between these two companies now, as we haven't visited Smith's since they changed names August 15th'ish.
7) Make sure your coop has a good roof overhang to push the water away from walls and nesting box (if you do an exterior one). Also, if you do an exterior nesting box, be sure to make the lid have a lip that is beyond the box itself so water doesn't drip in (happened to me).
Lots of other things along the way you'll want to know or learn by asking on this forum, and you tend to always get an answer. Also, use the search button on the site, you'll find the same questions have been asked over and over here.
Hi in South Carolina here, just south of Charlotte. I have some roosters I can sell you LOLWho else is in SC ?
I need more chickens !
or maybe I should branch out into quail ?
and my Australian Shepherd is getting old, so I may need a new Aussie pup for her to train for me . . . .
Heck, I would just like to meet some Chicken folks !