Hello from Sacramento, CA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eggstamp, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. eggstamp

    eggstamp Out Of The Brooder

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    Quick introduction: About a year ago City of Sacramento approved residents to own up to 3 chickens (no roosters) within city limits. So, with my two sons (8 & 13) we went down to the local feed store and picked up 2 day old Petunia, Stella & Peach. Eight months later, we have eggs!
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  4. eggstamp

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    Thank You. Since I am a "rookie" at raising chickens.. I have a question you might be able to answer. Sacramento winters are generally mild but this year we have had a few nights dip to 33 + or - degrees. Should I be warming the coop or are my “children” fine? [​IMG]
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, eggstamp, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here - good luck and congrats on the eggs! [​IMG]
     
  6. eggstamp

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    Thank You.
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined. I dont heat my coop (10X12 wooden garden shed). The entire front south facing side stays open year round.
     
  9. eggstamp

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    Great. Thanks! What is the temperature on any given winter night?
     
  10. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It got down to zero 1 night last winter and was really windy. I worried in the night so went to check and it was really cozy inside even with the whole front open. There is a door I can close if needed but when I feel under their feathers they are always toasty warm :) There are lots of people who heat their coops tho. I just worry if the electric goes out for some reason they are better off if they are used to no heat. I do have a few young chickens on the floor of the coop right now that are under a heat lamp, but am slowly raising it and they seem fine :) Hope that helps
     

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