Hello from Poulsbo, WA!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SydneyC, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. SydneyC

    SydneyC New Egg

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    My bf and I moved to the area from FL about 6 months ago and recently bought a house with some acreage. Now that we finally have our own space, we wanted to start living a more organic lifestyle by growing some of our own food and keeping some chickens for eggs (and company! I just love having any and all animals around!).

    I would love to talk to anyone also living in the Northwest or somewhere with a similar climate. As it can get very cold here, I have some concerns for the chickens. Are there certain breeds that do better in the cold? Do I need to find a way to heat their coop? Or is there a certain way I need to build the coop to make it warmer?

    Any other tips for a newbie?
    Thanks!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    redsoxs has provided excellent resources. Congratulations on your new home, and [​IMG].

     
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  5. dawg53

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC. Best wishes on your new home
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Google the Henderson Chicken Chart, it is a great resource that lists cold hardiness of different breeds.
     
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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you've joined us.
     
  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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