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Hi

Picked up a couple of Red Star chicks about 2 weeks ago and assembled a coop this afternoon. Up to now they've been entertaining me in a couple of large boxes in my home office.

We have 2 acres outside of Phoenix so we don't have to worry about cold winters much. Just our dog; will need to work with her on that.

I do have questions about a coop I bought and assembled today. Will post those in another area.

Thanks!

Ben
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Nice to meet you Ben.  Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.  It would be best to post on your state thread and ask how they get their birds through the heat/what breeds tolerate it  best.  You will need shade, shade, and more shade. Either  natural or manufactured. Lots of cool water.  

 

I'ts usually best if dogs/cats,  never meet chicks/chickens.  Generally ends up with dead birds.  Usually a house pet does them in,  oddly some of the toy breeds are the most ruthless killers.

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Hi Ben and welcome to BYC. I hope that you continue to enjoy your chicks - keeping chickens gets strangely addictive.

 

All the best

CT

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:welcome

 

Hi Ben, it's nice to have you here!

 

Hope you enjoy those little ones, they'll be big egg laying girls before you know it.

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

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8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

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Thanks for the replies!  Yes, while our old girl sleeps most of the time, she still seems unnaturally 'alert' when she's around the two young ladies.  Will have to have close supervision until she passes on.  Sadly, based on the breed that won't be much more than a year from now.

 

--Ben

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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