Taking the early steps to become a backyard chicken raiser

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bethwood01, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. bethwood01

    bethwood01 Just Hatched

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    Hi. I've been reading everything I can and watching YouTube videos and searching coops and breeds and everything else for a few days now. Trying to learn all I can and get myself all set up to buy some chicks. Planning to set up a brooder in a pet carrier that we have and trying to figure out what coop to buy. Our city restrictions are: no roosters over 3 months, up to 6 hens over 3 months, and no free-ranging(though it doesn't seem to be hugely strict on the free ranging thing). So I'm wanting a coop/run that can house 3-6 hens with limited free ranging time. The ones I'm currently looking at are the cc-18 raised with two runs from cc only and the 95" deluxe from chicken coop only.
     
  2. bethwood01

    bethwood01 Just Hatched

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    That should say chicken coop outlet
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from,Kansas, bethwood01, and :welcome. Happy you joined us. Have looked at the BYC Coops page? https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops The coops there range from the basic to the Taj Mahal! The ingenuity and skill of some BYC members is amazing! I wish you luck in your design and construction. :)
     
  4. bethwood01

    bethwood01 Just Hatched

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    I don't have the ability to build my own coop, don't have the tools for wood cutting, and I'm worried I'll get coop envy. [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Maybe you know a handyman that could build one for you.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. bethwood01

    bethwood01 Just Hatched

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    I think we are going buy one for now in the $3-$400 range so that we can learn for a while before we sink a lot of money into something and then decide we don't like it.
     

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