Hello from SE Minnesota

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rochrunner, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. rochrunner

    rochrunner Chick-Bees

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    I am at best a pre-newbie chicken grower. My wife (who grew up with chickens on her farm) and I have talked about this for a couple of years and are getting closer and closer to pulling the trigger on diving in. We have several acres of land in the country, and currently have bees. I thought joining this forum would give me a chance to listen in on what other growers--especially new ones--deal with on a day-to-day basis. For instance, what do you do with 30 inches of snow on the ground like we currently have?

    Looking forward to learning a lot so we can make the right decision about getting chickens or not--for our sake and theirs!
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. 30 inches [​IMG] shovel, shovel, rest, shovel, shovel, rest ect. [​IMG]
     
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

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    With 30" of snow - I would be shoveling trails for the chickens and spreading some hay/straw down.

    You will enjoy chickens [​IMG]
     
  4. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, fromEastern Wa. No sense it testing the water before getting in. Just get a run at it and do a huge cannon ball LOL.
    Chickens are not that bothered by cold weather, heat is more of a danger.
     
  5. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, don't worry to much about snow, they won't go in it any way. Mine won't.
     
  6. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Have a roof on your run, put some plastic around it and have a big enough coop and they're good til spring. I hope. They're easier than dogs...
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! [​IMG]
     
  9. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from North Carolina
     
  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

    The right decision is:

    GET CHICKENS!

    Imp- [​IMG]
     

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