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« on: November 14, 2007, 10:35 »
hi ive only just got my allotment,monday infact, and was thinkin of gettin sum chickens(but it wont be 4 a long time yet) and i ave asked a few prople i know about houses 4 them and have had quiet a few answers so im a bit confused :?  wot i wud like is 2 adapt a garden shed sum how! wiv an enclosed run 4 them any ideas? wot ave u used? and was it expensive? also where did u get ur hens from? sum ave sed get battry cos there cheap but im not keen on that idea! gud luck wiv the chicks :D
need all the help i can get and not just with my allotment

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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007, 10:38 »
hi collette,

if you've got the time it's a good idea to read through all the postings on here, i found it VERY helpful when i got started...

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007, 14:13 »
hi

agree, read through the posts on here, we are new as well and found the information invaluable, we ended up buying a coop instead of a shed and my husband built a huge run for them and as we are in the middle of the country side he has put an electric fence round the run.  
there are so many experienced people on here so you will get loads of information  :D
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007, 14:14 »
always help available from the forum ,and dont forget to add your own experiances  :wink:
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007, 15:00 »
Yup, just ask questions here and you'll get loads of opinions, some will match your own so you can go with them  :lol:

PS. I see you have a Munty keyboard on your computer.   :roll:
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2007, 16:46 »
Hi THWW and welcome!  First of all, make sure you are allowed to have chooks on your allotment, some don't allow livestock.

There is also somewhere on the poultry forum ideas for making a shed into a chook house.  I'll see if I can find it for you.  Oh and Chicky Chick and her hubby made one out of a wooden toolstore they got from B&Q, plenty beg enough for their 4 chooks!

Have a look at my blog to see a pic of the one my OH built, for our goats, then extended for our chicks.  Also there are some pics of our other chook house which ubby built and my garden shed which I turned into a brooder for our chicks when they first arrived at day old!

This is a good thread to start with!!!!

http://www.chat.allotment-garden.org/viewtopic.php?t=1688&start=0

You won't regret it!!!!!

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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2007, 18:46 »
Please also note that you need a sense of humour and being bit of a weirdo helps too. This is a fab forum and is such a laugh sometimes, we all need that especially with everything going on in the world :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: Thats a welcome from FC here in France :wink:
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2007, 18:49 »
Quote from: "Frenchconnection"
Please also note that you need a sense of humour and being bit of a weirdo helps too. This is a fab forum and is such a laugh sometimes, we all need that especially with everything going on in the world :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: Thats a welcome from FC here in France :wink:


wots this bit of a weirdo thing???

im a whole weirdo and ive got 3 gnomes and the tooth fairy here who will back me up on that :?

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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2007, 18:49 »
Quote from: "Frenchconnection"
being bit of a weirdo helps too.


 :shock: Aunty's not staying if there's weirdos here  :shock:  :wink:

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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2007, 19:09 »
Actually I fear I may be a whole weirdo too. Well so everyone tells me. I think I have been in denial. its pink glittery socks that tipped the balance I think. :lol:  :lol:  :oops:

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thanks for the replys
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2007, 21:55 »
thank you 4 all replys i will ask lots of questions and even silly ones  :oops:



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