Hello from N Georgia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by redroost, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. redroost

    redroost New Egg

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    I am just starting and know nothing at all :) Anyone have any BIG do's or don'ts when starting up? I am hoping to set up my coop in the next few weeks and wanted to know if it would be bad to bring home new chickens in the "winter". I do have a heat lamp if necessary. Where is the best place to get my chickens from? I would love if they were already laying.
    Any help is appreciated.

    Hope everyone has a great Christmas coming up!



    Andrew
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! When you get a chance check out the learning center they have alot of great info
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    You can get adult laying chickens, they will just cost you more. It is a rather big debate on here if they need a heat source. I personally am in the no heat camp, we get into the -degrees here, and my chickens seem to do quite well. Chickens need a coop free from drafts, but well ventilated, and protection from getting wet (getting wet is probably the biggest danger a chicken can get in in winter). If you have that along with plenty of food and water your chickens will be very comfortable.
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi there and welcome to byc. You,already have some sound advice in the above post so I will just say hi

    Good luck

    Ct
     
  4. redroost

    redroost New Egg

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    Sounds great! Thank you for your information. I look forward to spending a good bit of time learning and chatting with others here.
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Andy, nice to meet you. Glad you joined us at the Backyard chickens flock
     
  7. shahtir101

    shahtir101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Make sure you are prepared before you get chickens or other fowl. I was not when I started and it was a lot harder to start raising chickens.
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  9. redroost

    redroost New Egg

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    Awesome thank you so much!
     
  10. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!!
     

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