Greetings from the cold Rockies!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MTNFlockster, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. MTNFlockster

    MTNFlockster New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Dec 6, 2012
    Hello All~

    I have been a member for a few months, but didn't realize I could do a new member introduction. I live at 9,000 ft. elevation in northern Colorado, and am in the midst of my first winter as a flockster. I have two Rhode Island Reds and two Americanas. We live off the grid, and predictably have been encountering challenges with heating our coop, but amazingly we are still getting about one egg a day (only from our RIR's for now)! We just got through a brutal cold spell too! Our coop is very insulated, but rarely heated, but our girls seem to do OK. Today they got outside for the first time in a while. Any cold weather flocksters who want to dole out advise, I'll happily be on the receiving end. Thanks!
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    33,753
    694
    428
    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!!
    [​IMG]
    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,834
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, MTNFlockster, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us. I don't heat my coop either - chickens are pretty resilient. Mine just starting up their laying numbers again after a rough molt and the short days of December! Good luck to you!
     
  4. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    [​IMG] from Idaho!
     
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

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

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    63,837
    9,551
    766
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. Provide a clean, dry, well ventilated yet non drafty coop, supply adequate feed and water and your birds will be fine regardless of how cold it gets. They have their own amazing insulation.
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,515
    465
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG]
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    36,052
    7,599
    646
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  9. insanity

    insanity Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,154
    47
    148
    Jan 17, 2013
    Northwest Wy
    I'm in northern wy. We got 5 degree mornings and 6 inch.My girls breezed through that cold just fine. No heat ,4 hens, 2-3 eggs a day(some frozen) they are pretty tough if they can get out of the wind.
     
  10. ZakoHero

    ZakoHero Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,503
    30
    143
    Jan 7, 2013
    Algeria
    [​IMG]from Algeria!!!Welcome to the chicken world!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by