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starting a coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mschick111, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. mschick111

    mschick111 New Egg

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    Hello Friends:)

    Im actually new here and it would be my great pleasure to meet you guys.

    I actually need enlightenment.
    We are planning to have a coop.
    Could you please help me how to start?
    What are the things I need to know first?

    Thank you.
     
  2. birdicus7

    birdicus7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I think the most important thing is to go bigger than you think you need...Make sure you have enough room for the birds you want to have and provide plenty of PROPER ventilation. (A draft is not proper ventilation.) Patandchickens has a wonderful ventilation page you should read. There are many nice coops on here to review so research a little. One of my favorite threads was "What would you change with your coop" type thread and it was very interesting to hear the things that didn't work or they didn't like. If I have the link I'll post it for you. Good luck and HAVE FUN!
     
  3. mschick111

    mschick111 New Egg

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    oh thank you so much....
    i will do my research too...
    please send me the link as well

    thank you so much:)
     
  4. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best advice is read everything on this website! Then you will be prepared. [​IMG]
     
  5. NattiFan

    NattiFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This site is a great place to start...and great to fall back on once you get going. So read up, ask a lot of questions, and yes, go bigger than you think you need. Or you will be doing what i'm doing now, and be kicking yourself in the butt the spring of your second year because you want more girls, but don't have a big enough coop [​IMG]
     
  6. lamNervousNellie

    lamNervousNellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Honestly though, there is a TON of wonderful information here, just beware since you're new.. you will be overwhelmed!!! The best thing to know is that there are always amazing people here who are willing to help you through any crisis you may face along the way [​IMG]

    [​IMG] you're going to love it here!

    This is a great place to look and get some inspiration! https://www.backyardchickens.com/coopdesigns.html
     
  7. lamNervousNellie

    lamNervousNellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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