The new chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by brownmama, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. brownmama

    brownmama New Egg

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    Hey everyone!

    Hubby and I are waiting to close on a 9 acre farm soon (assuming the bank gets their act together) and we are super newbies :)Well, he has been growing for a while in our backyard but I am super new at keeping birds, which will be one of my duties on the farm. I want to pasture our flock (egg layers at first) for the bulk of the year, in a tractor - then bring them into a stationary coop for the winter. Is that even a thing? What I mean to ask is - will the birds have a hard time going from one home to another? Any advise ... ANY advise would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all and have a great day!

    DBrown.
     
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  3. pepperpeeps87

    pepperpeeps87 Out Of The Brooder

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    They shouldn't have a problem at all :) and yes lol there is such a thing as a stationery coop. Most people actually just call it a coop. Go to pinterest.com and search chicken coops. They have wonderful pictures and fabulous ideas especially for beginners!
     
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  4. pepperpeeps87

    pepperpeeps87 Out Of The Brooder

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    And btw, good luck with the bank well all be here crossing our fingers and feathers for ya! Have you decided on chicken breeds yet?
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Backyard chickens has a great section on coops. Most people seem to have a (stationary) coop - where chickens roost at night - this is an extra safety measure against predators. Birds in a tractor are much more vulnerable . For one thing predators can dig under a tractor. For another most are made of flimsy chicken wire. 1/2 " hardware cloth is much stronger.

    You will find a lot of info. if you go to the Learning Center above.
     
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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
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  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    You shouldn't have any trouble with this. I have moved chickens around on the property with little effect on egg laying or stress.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Good luck on your new home, and welcome to BYC.
     
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  10. brownmama

    brownmama New Egg

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    Thanks everyone. I never would have thought this could be a reality for our family. I'm very excited.
     

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