We're new! St. Louis MO

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by annab123, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. annab123

    annab123 New Egg

    Apr 10, 2016
    St. Louis MO
    We (SO and I) will be picking up 4 sexed chicks (Black Australorp) this weekend! We are very excited! This past weekend, we built the interiors of our coop and plan to complete the run as we raise them; the coop is within an existing shed in our yard.

    We have never had chickens and are excited about this new adventure. Attached are photos of the coop (nearly complete).

    The basics of our design came from combing the forums here: 2 laying boxes, 6 inch clearance for a litter tray on one side, 4' x 4' footprint within the shed, etc.

    We would love to see your ideas for keeping the chicken door securely closed at night, hear any comments on ventilation, and a permanent and mobile run.

    So far we've kept the cost under $200 and can't wait to pick up our chicks.

    Thanks in advance and for all of the advice you've given in last posts!

    Anna & Chris[​IMG]
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    BYC has a very useful Learning Center [​IMG]

    This is our latest project a 10X10X8 chicken coop and there are two coops built as one [​IMG]

    Another angle of the coop the run will be added on later [​IMG]

    You can always make a automatic door that opens and closes on a timer [​IMG]
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Anna and Chris and welcome to BYC. Seems like your plans are coming along nicely.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced poultry keepers - loads of info on anything poultry. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    These links may help you for the moment.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Hello and [​IMG]
    We're glad you joined us!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Looks good [​IMG][​IMG]

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