Tucson newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MzChickenlegs72, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. MzChickenlegs72

    MzChickenlegs72 Hatching

    Mar 12, 2018
    Good evening. I joined BYC so I can learn from those who have been raising chickens in AZ. Im used to Oregon and typical small farms for raising chickens. I have a decent sized backyard and Im ready to start my new flock of chickies next Spring. Im trying to decide on the coop and run right now. My biggest obstacle is trying to decide if I need an air conditioner in the coop. I have experience of raising and training chickens in rural small farm settings, but not city. I have a 15 yo son and 2 dogs. I also work full time. I'm up to speed on the city ordinances for the flock. I welcome any suggestions and advice!
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to Backyardchickens.com aka BYC! :frow
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock.
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.
    I have an open air coop...no ac unit here. (Texas heat)
    I am not familiar with Arizona weather though.
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  3. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under MZChickenlegs.. :frow Welcome!

    I am in a tropical area of Australia and do not have air conditioning in the coop; just lots of ventilation.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. This one may be of particular interest to you:
    Topic of the Week - Keeping Chickens Cool in Summer

    I do hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    It would be a great idea if you joined your state thread. Then you can pick the brains of chicken folks who put up with the weather conditions. They can best tell you what type of coop to build, what breeds tolerate the intense heat best. Also they can give you advice on what they do to get their flocks through the heat. Welcome to Backyard chickens
  6. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
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  7. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Welcome! Great to have you here at BYC!
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  8. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC. I'm sure folks on your country thread will be delighted to help you.
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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