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Chilly Weather and New Chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Westmo, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Westmo

    Westmo Hatching

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    Hello all,
    Tomorrow we are getting our first chickens...ever! And we are very excited, but already ran into a problem. That night it is supposed to get down to about 5 degrees... Yikes! The chickens are around 3 - 4 months old. I'm guessing a heat lamp is needed but is there anything else needed? Also, there is snow in the closed in pin area, not much, but some. Is the snow okay? Because, I know that mud isn't good for chickens. Thanks for the help!
     

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, Westmo, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us. Are they in a coop or just a pen? If they have a proper coop that is draft-free, they don't need heat. If they are exposed to the elements in a pen, they will be pretty chilly tonight and may need some heat. Good luck to you!
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2013
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     

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