Hello from Ohio

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kkoh, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. kkoh

    kkoh New Egg

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    Hi. The wife has decided that this is the year we start so she's looking into cold weather hardy egg laying birds now and hopes to get chicks right after Easter. My job... building a coop and run that's ready in time for them when they're ready to move out of the chick farm.

    Anyhow, ended up here when looking at different types of coop designs and thought I'd stay awhile!

    -kkoh
     
  2. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!!

    I hope you found our coops pages. :) Lots of great ideas from our members there.

    Any breeds picked out yet? My Black Australorps and Barred Rocks are great cold weather birds. They have seen some brutally cold temps below zero and handled it very well.

    Good luck on this new journey! If you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  3. kkoh

    kkoh New Egg

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    All they have right around us are Rhode islands (at least right now) which are supposed to be winter hardy but some friends who have a couple are saying that they're not as productive as their golden comets. Thinking of driving down to Columbus to grab some goldens... not so sure about the whole mail thing with chicks... is that standard practice and how often will the magic rooster be part of the package?

    :)
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    My Rhode Island Red has been a hardy bird and a good layer, too. She did get a little frostbite on the very edges of her comb this winter, but nothing serious.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    Rhode Island Reds are usually hardy in the winter (and summer), with the only possible harm being a little frostbite on their combs/wattles on the coldest nights.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  7. ASilkieNest

    ASilkieNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! :welcome
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens. Most folks don't want/can't have roosters. If you want one I'm sure it will turn up somewhere. What I mean is even when someone is selling pullets - there seems to a stealth cockerel in the bunch.

    I keep trying to smash your bug avatar to no avail. It really is an attention getter.
     

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