Hello from SE Minnesota

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

  1. rochrunner

    rochrunner Chick-Bees

    Dec 27, 2010
    North of Rochester, MN
    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

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​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


    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

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    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

    Mar 28, 2010
    Rogers, Mn.
    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

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  8. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    Bellefonte, PA
    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:


    Imp- [​IMG]

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