Backyard Chickens in Michigan Winter

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickachick, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. chickachick

    chickachick Hatching

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    Hi, my name is Edie. I have had a few chickens in the past, one was killed by our dog, another given to a sanctuary. I now have two five month old birds that my daughter brought home. We discovered this month that Peeps is a roooster, or a crowing chicken, not sure which. Red seems to be some old style black, blue, red chicken.

    Right now they run the backyard most of the day, I put them in a big dog cage when we leave or if the weather is bad, and bring them indoors in a cage at night. Its August and the weather is good.

    Soon it will be Michigan Winter. What then? I cant build a coop, I live in a city and have to fly under the radar with the birds as it is.

    Any suggestions? I cant have them indoors all day.

    Thanks,
    Edie
     
  2. bella1210

    bella1210 Songster

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  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. If you can keep them in the garage for the winter, they would be fine there. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  4. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    [​IMG] fellow Michiganiac!

    I would post for suggestions in the coop section, more people will see it. There is a "stealth" coop available but a garage can be adapted nicely with a dog door and some straw.
     
  5. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    My Coop
  6. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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