Evening! From Ohio here.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by moose0507, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. moose0507

    moose0507 New Egg

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    NW ohio actually. With in the past week I have decided to do everything chickens. My boss showed me this site and I am addicted.

    My name is Leslie. I am a mother of two crazy toddler boys. And a wife to a wonderful man....of 5 years.
    As for pets, We have a dog, a cat, 1 frog, 8 goldfish, and 3 ball pythons. I dont know one thing about chickens! I am almost positive with you guys and this wonderful site, that will soon change.
    Ok, so I am editing this. It was a bit much!
     
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  2. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Another Ohio peep!!! Wooohooo! Hi Leslie! I'm from NW Ohio to.Fremont to be exact about 20 mintues from Sandusky.
    Ok down to questions:
    1) Room in the coop is more important 4sq ft per bird
    2) Roosters aren't needed for the hens to lay eggs.They make good protectors for your hens though
    3) You can mix and match breeds doesn't matter they all get along most of the time.You will get atleast one bossy hen though LOL
    4)Heat isn't needed but hardy breeds do better in our climate (my favs are Red stars, Barred rocks, Delawares and I hatch all of these if your looking for any)
    I use scratch grain to heat them up.I sprinkle it on the floor inside the coop and they spend awhile looking for it.I also hang lettuce on a rope to keep them busy when they are snowed in.

    If you have any other questions pm me I'm happy to help [​IMG]
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from another Buckeye.

    With Ohio's lousy winter weather your chickens may not be able to get outside much, so I would make sure you have enough room for them inside their coop. The bigger the better. We tend to always get more that we think. [​IMG]
    You don't need roos to get eggs, only if you want to hatch them.
    Some breeds are better layers in cold weather than others.

    This is a great place to learn. Don't be afraid to ask. We were all new at one time. [​IMG]
     
  4. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    [​IMG] !!! I didn't see your questions but we only heat the coop when it's below zero. We just use a 250 watt heat lamp but if they are well protected from the wind and have straw/hay to burrow into, it really isn't even necessary. Vaseline in the rooster's comb will help prevent frostbite. Learned that the hard way. We also supplement their feed with cracked corn in the winter to add extra warmth.
     
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
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  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from washington

    glad you joined

    Imp
     
  7. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    [​IMG] from Alaska
     
  8. jazzyfizzle

    jazzyfizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] We are between Norwalk and Mansfield here
     
  9. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from The Pampered Pullets Farm in North Central Florida
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