Hello from Pinckney, MI

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AndreaPioMc, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. AndreaPioMc

    AndreaPioMc New Egg

    2
    0
    9
    Dec 12, 2016
    Pinckney Mich
    New to chicken keeping this spring. Any tips for Michigan winter provisions for my small flock? They are currently housed in the kids old wooden playhouse, which has been upgraded, retrofitted and insulated for the ladies.
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    28,340
    4,347
    516
    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Ah yes, the dreaded winter months are upon us. You're not the only one concerned about keeping the flock safe and warm. I would highly recommend surfing our Learning Center. It has tons of helpful articles and tips on all kinds of things. [​IMG] https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Here are several articles specifically on winter chicken keeping.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/things-to-and-not-to-do-during-winter
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickens-winter-egg-laying-and-lighting
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/winter-coop-temperatures
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/frostbite
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/water-in-the-winter
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/tips-for-preventing-chicken-boredom-in-the-winter

    Best of luck and, again, welcome to our community! [​IMG]
     
  3. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

    3,457
    1,841
    256
    Jul 24, 2016
    Surrounded by the Amish
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under AndreaPioMc [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some great links from Mountain Peeps and Flock Master64 I will just add that I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  5. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

    35,964
    14,509
    676
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
    [​IMG]

    You've already received some good links to check out so I'll just say hello and thanks for joining us!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    83,640
    12,077
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

    11,656
    2,881
    396
    Mar 3, 2015
    Virginia
    Hello[​IMG]and Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

    4,473
    2,732
    346
    May 22, 2013
    The USA
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    5,511
    1,382
    306
    Apr 24, 2016
    Virginia
    Hello there, and welcome to the wonderful world of Backyard Chickens! I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by