Hello from the heartland!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BustersMom, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. BustersMom

    BustersMom New Egg

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    We are new to chickens in the backyard. The temperatures are reaching 105 with heat index to 120. We learned that a small sprinkler on low makes them very happy. We have 5 white leghorns (one rooster) and 5 rhode island reds. The leghorn hens love to walk through the sprinkler but the reds will lay in the water puddle.
     
  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from Missouri!
     
  3. breezychick

    breezychick Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome from Texas! [​IMG] My chickens love the wet earth too. I hose down the run daily and make it pretty wet. Its sooo hot here!
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    A big BYC welcome from Kansas! Glad you are here!! [​IMG]
     
  6. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I am kinda fond of a sprinkler myself these days!!!
     
  7. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from MN.!
     
  8. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello from MN. This heat is awful this year. I'm glad you found a way to keep your chicks cool. Mine don't really like the sprinkler, but they love the rain.
     
  9. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Ga.

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    Welcome Aboard
     
  10. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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    Hello [​IMG]
     

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