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    Winter weather is on the way, water heaters in the coop?

    Thanks so much, I didn't see that one on Amazon, I'll definitely be looking into that. I appreciate all the help!
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    Winter weather is on the way, water heaters in the coop?

    I'm currently using a 3 gallon waterer from tractor supply, I do like the idea of the water heater base, I was just concerned about my waterer being plastic and melting, and of course fire hazards.
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    Winter weather is on the way, water heaters in the coop?

    Cold weather has begun here in Pennsylvania and I've already had an issue with frozen water in my coop. I'm considering a water heater but looking for suggestions from more experienced chicken owners, this is my first winter with my first flock. Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer. 😁
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    My Golden Laced Wyandolte has a broken toe, help!!!

    Thanks so much I'll check out the link and see what I can come up with.
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    My Golden Laced Wyandolte has a broken toe, help!!!

    I noticed her limping while running through the yard trying to keep up with our flock. At first I thought bumblefoot, but no. After catching her and bringing her inside to rest I took a day to observe and I'm positive that her middle toe on her left foot is broken. She isn't using the foot at...
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    Hello from Mountaintop Homestead

    I don't know yet, I have 3 for sure but I have been trying to relocate one.
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    Hello from Mountaintop Homestead

    SO HAPPY TO BE JOINING BYC! I'm only upset that I didn't join sooner. I just started my first flock on Mother's day 2020. I have 2 roosters, maybe 3. I haven't decided on the sex of one. But 6 hens, they are all about 23 weeks old now, all named after colors and are still my lap chickens. I have...
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    First time chicken Mama. The big question is about insulation, will my chickens die, or not lay anymore.?

    Oh my goodness, did we just become best friends? I should have joined this site months ago. I need to go out and take a few photos to share. The whole upper roof area is open for ventilation I used hardware cloth to keep unwanted critters out. I was going to use cardboard as a temporary vent...
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    First time chicken Mama. The big question is about insulation, will my chickens die, or not lay anymore.?

    Yes, I worked very hard on it and even hired a contractor to help with the electrical and erect the walls. Okay, thanks!
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    First time chicken Mama. The big question is about insulation, will my chickens die, or not lay anymore.?

    We are in Pennsylvania in the Allegheny mountains, it gets cold. Ice storms are not uncommon. I'm hearing that I may not even need the insulation, if that's the case then great. This is my first flock so maybe I was going a bit over board. I just didn't want my feather babies to get cold.
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    First time chicken Mama. The big question is about insulation, will my chickens die, or not lay anymore.?

    They're fine no strange behavior or loss of appetite. Thanks for asking. I guess I just need to be patient for the eggs at this point. The insulation I believe is now out of reach. ( they can be quite resourceful little critters)
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    First time chicken Mama. The big question is about insulation, will my chickens die, or not lay anymore.?

    It was just sheets of foam insulation, I'll just keep an eye on them.
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    First time chicken Mama. The big question is about insulation, will my chickens die, or not lay anymore.?

    We are in Pennsylvania, in the Allegheny mountains. The insulation will be in between 2 sheets of ply wood, just to keep the cold breeze out.
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