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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rockhound60, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. Rockhound60

    Rockhound60 New Egg

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    [​IMG]First thing I need to do is lurk around and learn. I live in south west Virginia on a small farm. I have 9 chickens and two roosters. I have made two chicken tractors, one metal and one wood. I am going into my first winter with the metal one. I guess that will do!!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Just make sure that your coop is draft free, dry, and well ventilated so that moisture does not build up in it. Feathers are wonderful insulators and moisture is a much greater danger than cold. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  3. CGilbert

    CGilbert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I'm going into my first winter with my dog house/chicken tractor (aka my mini coop)
     
  4. Rockhound60

    Rockhound60 New Egg

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    Thank you so much for the advice. I need to close it in a little better,(the Metal Tractor) with something light because I would like to still be able to move it around even during the winter months. Tomorrow I will get some pictures of what I have made and post it for any suggestions. Oh I'm Excited about this website.[​IMG]
     
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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. I'll look forward to seeing your pics. :eek:)
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I wonder if a metal chicken tractor is too cold for chickens. I'd hate to think of them 'licking' the sides and getting their tongues frozen to it.[​IMG] Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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