Chicks in Ohio next year

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kindofodd, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. kindofodd

    kindofodd In the Brooder

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    No chickens yet but plan to get 4 pullets next spring (because of my dog and hunter and huntress cats I worry for chicks). I'm not allowed to have chickens in my pretty rural neighborhood unless I have a full acre (which I'm just under). My neighbors are all for it so we'll see if I can get away with it. I have people willing to re-home if it comes down to it. Seeking quiet, friendly, and cold-tolerant above all else. NE Ohio winters can be brutal.
    Figured I'd join BYC now since I'm doing a ton of reading in preparation for the girls. LOVE all the great advice on pretty much any question people come up with! Any/all tips are appreciated!
     

  2. uncertainty

    uncertainty Chirping

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    Hi Kindofodd;

    You can see by my username I had a lot of doubts too. I joined last fall and took delivery of my first flock in the spring. So far, everyone is hale and hearty. I encourage you to continue your readings but also to have confidence. When I received my day olds the weather was quite cold - below freezing every night so I was worried... I had to put a little extra heat in the coop but all has worked out well. I have new pups (6 months old now) and was worried... I keep the chickens safe and separated from the dogs with a fenced run but that is working out well too. There is a high predator population here so I was worried... Are you sensing a trend yet? I know it more good luck than good management but so far all the chicks have survived and are fun to watch and have in the yard. This will be a great project for you.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens - Here's to chicks in Ohio come spring
     

  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

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    [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us.

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