Hello from Finland

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tammisto, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Tammisto

    Tammisto Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I´m new with chickens. I started this hobby last november. I have one sussex hen, 3 mix roosters; that´s because the two of them first look like hen but they come along great. I also have 2 "piikkiöläinen alhon kanta" hen wich are finnish "country" chickens; very cold hardy, 1 hyline brown and 2 mix from country chickens: black and beige colored. My head rooster is mix of leghorn and alho, and the other two I believe have a little bit of kochin in their blood. We live in the southern part of Finland and we have had extremely mild winter; about 35 F from october till february. Only January we had just about 0 F. Normally we would have 0 to -10 F those 5 months. I have an insulated coop for my chickens and a run about 30 x 13 feet. When I´m home I let them free range in the garden.
    Today morning my sussex hen had her first baby chick hatched. So cute yellow little fluffy was waiting me when I went to the coop give them water and feed. I put some photos later. I´ve been reading this site for a while and it´s very informative. Thank you all for that [​IMG]
     
  2. chicken-herder

    chicken-herder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on your new chick! :yiipchick
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Congrats on the new baby!!! Nothing cuter than a freshly hatched chick! [​IMG]

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats. And great to have you join.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    How nice to have you here. Sounds like a nice place to live. Our winters are long and usually severe.
     
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the flock [​IMG]
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. Tammisto

    Tammisto Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone for the warm welcoming [​IMG]
    Today I found my newborn chick died in the floor.[​IMG] There were no injuries to be seen. I wonder what have happend. Did the other chickens kill it or what. I didn´t see any violent behavior in these few days. Maybe I should isolate chicks and mom next time from the flock? Happily an other hen went broody and she and the one who
    lost her baby are together brooding the same nest. I hope everything goes well this time. How do you do with the hen and her offspring? For lighten up the mood, here´s a picture from my goats few years ago.[​IMG]
     

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