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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Foreveryukon, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Foreveryukon

    Foreveryukon In the Brooder

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    Hi all. I have been looking at this site since i got my baby chicks in May last year. Was making sure I didn't feed them anything bad and as the summer progressed, learning how to acclimate them to our winter. I live in the Yukon, Canada. But thanks to the info i got my girls are doing great. I learned not to over heat their coop and if its around -15 c i let them out in a sorta sheltered run. So far I've only had 1 egg freeze and crack but i check then 3 or 4 times a day. They get warm rolled oats for breakfast and they Love it. The other times they get scratch and some meal worms. Occasionally corn on the cob too. A favourite treat for them. Even when it was -40c and they were coop bound they still give me eggs. I have 7 pretty Rhode Island Reds and i get anywhere from 5 to 7 eggs a day. The people here love my farm fresh eggs and have been told they taste better than store bought. I love having them and worry about them when we go away for a time but i do have a great house sitter that looks after them pretty well. If it had not been for sites like this on... Mainly this one, i might not have had such luck with raising my girls. On a side note, i got a 80 g egg from one of them yesterday. I have had a few LARGE ones, even a 3 yoker but think this is just about the largest. We r thinking, poor girl... Anyways thanks for letting me join and chat about me girls.
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.
    Do you feed a complete feed too?
    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:


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  3. Animals45

    Animals45 Crowing

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    Welcome to backyard chickens so glad you joined the flock!
    Feel free to ask questions and answer questions! Make yourself at home!
    Hope you enjoy this site as much as we all do here!!!!:ya:frow
     
  4. Foreveryukon

    Foreveryukon In the Brooder

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    Yes. They get layer pellets. The warm oatmeal is a nice warmup to start the day in this cold weather. The scratch is also to warm them up and give them something to do when stuck in the coop. .
     
  5. Foreveryukon

    Foreveryukon In the Brooder

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    Thank you...
     
  6. Animals45

    Animals45 Crowing

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    Your welcome!:D
     
  7. 007Sean

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Thanks for joining us! :woot
     
  8. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to BYC :frow:welcome
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  9. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Free Ranging

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  10. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    Hello Foreveryukon.
    Welcome to BYC.
    80 gram egg! That's massive compared to what the hens lay here.
     

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