Crazy Chicken Farmer with a smile!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sharrib, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Sharrib

    Sharrib New Egg

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    HI I am Sharri I a from MN and I just became a mamma to 9 chickens it's been a month now not sure what I am doing but it must be right! I have so many questions but will only ask 1 it is almost freezing here and pouring rain is it ok to keep them locked up? I don't want them getting soaked then getting frostbite!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The 'crazy' part helps when it comes to backyard chicken keeping. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2012
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Cold and wet won't hurt them, just make sure they have a cozy coop to go hide and dry off in. My hens have been running around in the rain for the past few weeks and they got soaked a few times, but they're O.K.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Sharri, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! I X2 the advice of sumi!! Good luck to you and stay warm!!
     
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  6. kacklinkelly

    kacklinkelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's cold and rainy here today too - not as cold as MN but relatively speaking. Our 3 (2.5 month old) chickens are out today and keep going back into their coop when they feel like it. It's their first rain and they seem to love it. They have an A Frame tractor so they are underneath. Not directly in the rain but it's still wet out there. I also have put apple cider vinegar in their water in an effort to minimize the chance of getting a cold. I read on this site that it's a preventative:>
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined
     
  9. Sharrib

    Sharrib New Egg

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    Thank you everyone for the greetings they made me smile! I hope to make many chicky friends!
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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