Just Got My Chicks

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by ScottV, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. ScottV

    ScottV New Member

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    Drove down to Loxley, AL this morning and picked up 6 Rhode Island Reds and 6 Barred Rocks from Carter's Legacy Farms. I met with a very friendly and knowledgable lady, Rose McCurdy and she had my chicks boxed and ready. Here they are in their new brooder.


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  2. ScottV

    ScottV New Member

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    Now I've got to get my coop finished.


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  3. rob

    rob New Member

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    coops looking good. can you post more pics as you build ?
     
  4. ScottV

    ScottV New Member

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    Sure, it's 8ft x 8ft with 2 nest boxes on each side. I'm building it next to an old 20 x 25 dog pen that I'll be putting a bird netting top on.
     
  5. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    Congrats on the chicks!
     
  6. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    Very cute and the coop is looking good. Congrats.
     
  7. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Good luck. You seem to be in great shape with your housing. And the babies are adorable!
     
  8. BigECart

    BigECart New Member

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    I have to wait until December to get my chicks from CLF. For some reason DH is refusing to build a coop in August. :D
     
  9. ScottV

    ScottV New Member

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    Ha Ha, it's definitely a hot job. My wife and I will work on ours for a few hours in the morning and we're soaking wet.
     
  10. adorson

    adorson New Member

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    Cute chicks and the coop is going to be great! Congrats!
     
  11. Westelle

    Westelle New Member

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    Wow...great coop!...Wish you'd come finish my duck duck goose house!
     
  12. TajMaCluckCoop

    TajMaCluckCoop Not so Junior-Junior Member

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    Having chicks is great motivation for the coop building project. We got out first chicks July 4 weekend and didn't finish the coop until Labor Day...talk about a long, hot, sweaty, stinky, summer :) Looks like you have a great start! Have fun building!
     
  13. ScottV

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    Update; we got the walls up, windows and nest box holes cut out, plus the door to their run.

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  14. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    What is your coop sitting up on? Are those blocks?
     
  15. ScottV

    ScottV New Member

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    They are concrete deck blocks. A 4x4 fits into them and the 4x4s are attached to the floor frame with lag bolts.
     
  16. cogburn

    cogburn New Member

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    Very nice chix and coop !! Congrats Sir !!
     
  17. CartersLegacy

    CartersLegacy New Member

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    Glad you like the chicks Scott! Sorry I didn't get to meet you, but maybe next time. Coop is coming along great. ~Scott Carter