A good morning from Saskatchewan, Canada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sweetened, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Sweetened

    Sweetened Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Morning everyone!

    I joined and lurked a couple years ago before my dreams of back yard chickens were dashed by a city ordinance put in shortly after I moved to the small, rural community. I'm happy to say I'm back and here to learn. The man and I will be moving to our very own 15 acres before the beginning of November of this year and it already has a chicken coop on the property! All it needs is some re-shingling and to have the floor re-done. That shouldn't be too hard! From what I've read, thick plywood with a thick coat of a platic-based sealant should do the trick. Let me know If you have any other suggestions!

    Ideally, I'll plan to have a small flock of maybe 6 birds to start and I'm interested in finding out what the most cold-hardy variety of chickens would be. From reading through, it seems lots of people with very cold temperatures leave their flocks unheated as long as they have insulated shelter and a reliable wind break and this fact interests me very much as I thought I had read somewhere that chicken's get frostbite easily.

    I'm not really sure what else to say. Any questions or suggestions are great and I look forward to getting to know the regulars and lurkers alike.

    -Melissa
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hi Melissa, welcome to BYC.
    We don't live in a very cold place, so I don't know much about insulating, but I've read that piling strawbales around your coop helps a lot.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    [​IMG] from Kansas, Sweetened! Glad to have you on BYC!! Happy you secured some land to raise birds! [​IMG] Best of luck with the Canadian winter!
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Hello Melissa and welcome to BYC. It gets pretty cold here. -20F or colder that lasts up to a week or so. We fully insulated the coop, but we are adding a ceramic heat emitter during the cold days. We also built the run where snow can not fall on the ground with 1/2 the run area. This is our first flock, so I'm not really sure how this will work out.
     
  5. riverchicks

    riverchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome! I'm glad you are finally able to get the chickens you've been dreaming about. There's lots of helpful information here and lots of experienced people. Enjoy![​IMG]
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hi Melissa! Welcome from Ohio, in the United States!

    So glad you could relocate and now can have your own flock.

    Take care,
    Sharon
     
  7. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!!
     
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  10. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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