Hello from Chandler, AZ!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lady Goats, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Lady Goats

    Lady Goats Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 16, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Hi Everyone! I'm Gina, from Chandler, AZ. Got 3 ladies (well, one turned out to be a gentleman) 2 months ago and have been on BYC almost daily. Figured it was time to set up an account! <3
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Gina, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community and that you have found BYC useful! Best wishes to you and your flock! [​IMG]
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Gina

    Glad you could join us here! What breeds have you started out with? Be sure to ask any questions that you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy your time here on BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
  5. Lady Goats

    Lady Goats Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 16, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Thanks, everyone :) I started with a silver laced wyandotte (she died), an Americauna (she died), and a frizzle-something bantam (who, we later found, was a roo). So we've currently got a barred rock (my favorite, so far - she's so sweet, docile, and just plain pretty), another Americauna, and I'm not sure what the third is. My eldest tells me that the lady we got her from said she's a white leghorn, but, other than being white, she doesn't look much like a leghorn (from the pictures I've seen).

    That would've been good info to put in my original post, thanks for asking.

    To clarify, the two that died, my hypothesis is heat. Coop is in direct sun (though they have plenty of access to shade in the run and while free-ranging) and both were found in the nesting boxes. I have to assume it's because they got overheated in there and were too distressed to get out in time. I've since provided a shaded nesting box, drilled 8, 1.5" holes in one side of the coop, and have ordered a small fan to attach to the other side. Also added four additional windows to the front of the coop. Hopefully that creates enough circulation that it doesn't feel like an oven in there.

    Until that fan comes in, I'm placing ice packs on the sides of the nesting box that's in the coop, in case they do decide to use it.

    However, if anyone has other suggestions, I'd love to hear them!
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Welcome to Backyard chickens!! I hope you enjoy it and the camaraderie here and everybody that goes nuts over chickens (me being one of them....) Have fun! And ask questions! Check out our learning center! It has loads of helpful info!

  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello Gina, and welcome!

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