Hello from Madison, Wisconsin

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Redroostercoops, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Redroostercoops

    Redroostercoops New Egg

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    Rain and 55 deg. on Wed and 8" of new snow and now 10 deg. in southern, wis. Keeping chickens in this climate presents a lot of problems that you might not experience in milder climates. Lights, heaters, to insulate/not insulate. All questions new chicken "wranglers" should consider. I'm a new member but an observation should be noted that while advice from t he South or West may be appropriate most backyard flocks, severe climate changes can be a challenge. Many of the coops that are adequate elsewhere may not be adequate in the midwest. I'm glad I can experiment with different coop designs and materials. Even though it's cold out my hen's are happy!
     
  2. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Highland County Ohio and God Bless!!! I love your coop!
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Interesting point on the coops. We share and compare experiences here and if you want really good advice from closer to home there is no better place to ask than your state thread in the Where am I? Where are you! section.
     
  4. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!!
     
  6. Dnetschke

    Dnetschke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome From Cold Colorado [​IMG]
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Redroostercoops, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Best of luck to you and your coop building and birds!
     
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Keep them dry, draft free yet well ventilated, appropriately fed and watered and chickens can withstand a wide range of climatic conditions.
     

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