starting my first Coop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Phillygrl2VA, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Phillygrl2VA

    Phillygrl2VA In the Brooder

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    Hello, my name is Rosa and I recently purchased some silver laced chickies. I’ve wanted to do this for a while and when I bought my house last year I knew I knew I would be getting my coop. I’m excited but also really nervous.
     

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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    What are you doing to provide heat for them? The first week, they need a spot about 90F to warm up and plenty of cool space. A heat lamp will be too much heat in that space.
    You'll rapidly need a larger space. They'll jump out of that container in the next couple of days.
    Just make sure the coop is large enough with huge openings for ventilation. Min. 4 sq. ft. of floor space inside the coop if they have outdoor access. 10 sq. ft. per bird if not.
    1 sq. ft. of ventilation per bird.
     
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  3. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Blue Welcome.png Welcome to backyard chickens!

    Cute little chicks!
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    Yes. Welcome. Glad you joined. This site will help your new charges.
     
  5. Phillygrl2VA

    Phillygrl2VA In the Brooder

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    They are in a storage container now and I have the heatlamp above on a shelve above them..wire shelving. We purchased an entertainment center and my boyfriend is sanding it for me and will apply sealant for when they are ready to go outside. I’ll be using the backside for the run and the doors will be for me to access and clean. I will also be adding a lock.
     

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  6. Phillygrl2VA

    Phillygrl2VA In the Brooder

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    And I have friends who have chickens, so I’m not alone in this
     
  7. Phillygrl2VA

    Phillygrl2VA In the Brooder

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    Thank you!!
     
  8. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Cute chicks! I love silver laced! I’ve got some SLW in the incy at the moment, can’t wait to add them to my flock. :welcome
     
  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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  10. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    Hi Rosa, it's nice to have you here!

    Wishing you the best with your new little flock :)
     
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