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Spring has almost sprung

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by tattmom, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. tattmom

    tattmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Well spring has almost sprung here in the small town of Bradford Pennsylvainia. The husband and I are sitting in the living room planning out our coop, looking a chickens and wondering how many of each ducks and chickens we are going to get. Right now its a toss up and depends on what out local tractor supply has to offer. :hugs
     
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Make your coop bigger than you think you'll need...chicken math can take hold at any minute, lol. Have fun planning and selecting your chicks!

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Remember to figure in Coop - 4-5 sq.feet per bird (chickens) and run - 10 sg.feet per bird. Chickens get very nasty when overcrowded - bullying, feather plucking, and at extremes cannibalism. Plus: flimsy poultry wire only keeps chickens inside does nothing to keep predators out. 1/2" hardware cloth is the gold standard for replacing chicken wire.
     
  4. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enjoy picking out your feathered friends :cd
     
  5. tattmom

    tattmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Well the coop has four walls ( kind of )... A window and a door way. Going tommorrow to get our baby feathered friends. Getting more material for the coop this weekend. Have the run all planned out.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I hope you'll share some photos of your birds and coop!
     

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