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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hens4Heidi, May 29, 2017.

  1. Hens4Heidi

    Hens4Heidi New Egg

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    So, my family and I are about to embark on the adventure of raising chickens ourselves. We are very much looking forward to learning a LOT and having some fun. I am very sure that we will be looking to "peck" your brains for all of the details that we have probably not yet thought about! Thank you for being here! I am so glad that our friends told to start with Backyard Chickens! See you around the Hen House!
     
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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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  3. Hens4Heidi

    Hens4Heidi New Egg

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    Thank you! Looking to buy a chicken coop to get started but just don't know what brands are worth the money. Any thoughts?
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Many prefab chicken coops are not necessarily the best quality and almost always do not accommodate the number of birds they claim. I'm not sure if space allows, but buying a garden shed is likely to be cheaper, stronger and do the job better than most coops that you can buy. Check out the Coops section - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/coops.12/ This link may also be useful -
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

    More generally, you'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/learning-center.11/ and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best

    CT
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2017
  5. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    What breed/breeds are you getting? :goodpost::thumbsup
     
  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    I agree with CTken.
    A "homemade" coop is THE way to go.
    If you check your local free section on Craigslist you should be able to get a good amount of free material to start and/or finish a coop.
     
  7. Circle W Farms

    Circle W Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Peck away -- we're more than happy to "talk chicken" with you all day long!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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