A few questions in Louisiana :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Foodbankbarbie, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. Foodbankbarbie

    Foodbankbarbie New Egg

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    Hello, I'm Shannon!
    Got my babies in early Spring, don't have any friends with chickens. I live in Louisiana and this will be my first winter with chickens. 2 roos, 3 hens, 6 babies: I have no idea what kind they all are b/c I don't actually care. They are all BEAUTIFUL and that is all that matters. Is that odd? Is there a reason I should find out?
    Do I need to scoop poop everyday? I am horribly lazy.
    Everyone clips wings, right?
    Can you still eat eggs that sit out for 2 days?
    Is fresh hay enough to keep them warm?

    Nice to meet you and thank you in advance!

    ..... and what's an infraction? Is that like a demerit? I went to Catholic girl's school so just reading that word made me shudder.
     
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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I like you already, you make me laugh!

    No, you don't have to know, but if you are curious post some pics of them here: What Breed Or Gender is This?

    No, don't have to. If you use sand in the coop and run it will help minimise the cleaning needed and make things a bit easier for you: Using Sand in Your Coops

    I don't. Only if your chickens like flying out of the run and you'd much rather they don't: How To Clip & Trim Chicken Wings To Prevent Flight

    Outside or out on the counter? If it was hot outside they will not the freshest, but still edible. They'll stay quite edible for weeks on the counter, depending again on temperature.

    Their feathers will do that. Just make sure the coop is dry, well ventilated and draft free. Some good tips here: Winter is Coming! Checklists, tips, advice for a newbie

    This thread explains it well: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...arning-system-points-for-rule-violations/0_20

    As long as you read and understand the site rules and keep that in mind when you post, you'll have nothing to worry about [​IMG] Enjoy the site!
     
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  3. Foodbankbarbie

    Foodbankbarbie New Egg

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    Thanks so much!!! Very helpful!! That was nice to wake up to :))))
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Sumi you're awesome :)
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Sumi said it all! The Catholic school remark made me laugh, remember those demerits also.
     
  6. hungnguyen

    hungnguyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Food,
    Welcome to this site. I like your questions .. just asked whatever you need. And I like Sumi's reply .... lots of things to learn.
    I used to live in New Orleans and traveled to Baton Rouge and Lafayette a lot.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  8. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sumi, has nailed all of your questions to date - welcome to BYC. Infractions sting like a nun's ruler. [​IMG]
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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