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5 new hens, one coop and 2 excited kids!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by addiewyatt, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. addiewyatt

    addiewyatt New Egg

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    [​IMG] Hi- We are new to the chicken biz and having a blast. We have had our 5 NH Red hens for a week and they are laying about 2-4 eggs a day in all! We feel like we are finding treasure when we see the new eggs in the nesting boxes! We live in upstate NY where it can get pretty cold in the winter so I am a bit worried about the hens in the winter- but people have them here! Love this forum! Trish
     
  2. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] glad to hear the fun you're family is having with their new pets!
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome to BYC from TN. and in the winter you can put a red light in their coop only red though becase the non red one will drive them crazy but thats all i got sorry.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from California!

    BYC is THE best place to come for information - here you can find out how to do things correctly, and how to fix your mistakes from NOT coming here first to research and ask questions. [​IMG]

    But the most wonderful aspect of BYC is its members, who are informative, helpful, supportive, and just downright entertaining. I have made some of my best "friends I've never met" here, and even met a few in person, too.

    Regarding winters, remember that chickens are wearing the best insulation in the world: feathers.

    Enjoy the forums!
     
  5. addiewyatt

    addiewyatt New Egg

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    Love the name Cutlet [​IMG] Ours are named: Dirty Gerty, Speedy Gonzolaz, Hawkney, Hueavous (sp?), and Puck Red Sox . What do you feed your chickens?
     
  6. dawg53

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. Gmsg01

    Gmsg01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first time with chickens, fom upstate NY! My friends who have had chickens for years have done fine in the winter, so crossing my fingers I don't screw up [​IMG]
     
  8. nurseshelly

    nurseshelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. addiewyatt

    addiewyatt New Egg

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    Are u planning on using a heater in the winter and how many chickens do u have?
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. There's nothing better than fresh eggs [​IMG] Congrats on your hens & good luck [​IMG]
     

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