Happy winter here in North Dakota!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by creeksidefam, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. creeksidefam

    creeksidefam Hatching

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    Hello!

    We've got a 7 acre hobby farm in ND and are just getting our start. We're looking for suppliers of egg-layers in our area and possibly some broilers (I planned to order from freedom rangers to at least give this chicken thing a go...). We are really wanting humanly raised livestock and not the TSC special that is available locally.

    Any pointers for winter-hardy breeds and 'pasturing' chickens is much appreciated! Also - if someone is in our area and sells, we'd love to connect with you!

    Thank you!
     

  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Good luck on your new adventure. :thumbsup
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greeting from Kansas, creeksidefarms, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our flock! I hear you folks are experiencing some brutal cold up there! Stay warm!
    In terms of breeds that are suited to cold weather - those with small combs fare better - Orpingtons, Rocks, Wyandottes among others are good. You can do a search for breeds with the traits you seek in the link below.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds

    You can also chat it up with other local folk on the N. Dakota thread located in the link below.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you
     
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Happy Winter? That's an oxymoron for an old man with hurtin' hands. Welcome to BYC. [​IMG]
     
  6. myfinefeatheredfriends

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    Hello and welcome to the BYC flock!
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  9. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!!! Glad you joined.
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    [​IMG] from California!
     

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