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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mibob12, May 7, 2016.

  1. mibob12

    mibob12 New Egg

    May 6, 2016
    Merrillville, Indiana
    Hi my name is Miki. I am from NW Indiana. After a recent trip to Arkansas to visit family my family fell in love with their chickens, especially after seeing how easy they were to take care of. I would like to know if any of you live up north and have had any issues raising chickens in harsh winters.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I'm sure you will enjoy your new chicken adventures very much. Chickens cope well in the cold give the right environment. A coop that is dry amd well ventilated and they should be fine. You might like to pop by your state thread for other members in your area who could give you more pointers. They can be found here ~https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. mibob12

    mibob12 New Egg

    May 6, 2016
    Merrillville, Indiana
    Thank you for the info.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    We have BYCERS is some very extreme weather conditions and their birds survive. I'm sure Merrillville gets a lot of lake effect snow etc. but probably not as bad as bycers in the UP of Michigan or Canada. If you join your state thread you could post your questions there. They will be happy to tell you what breeds do well and what type of coops they have.
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  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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