Hello new in Arizona

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AyresHomestead, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. AyresHomestead

    AyresHomestead New Egg

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    Hello everyone we are new to keeping chicken so we seek lots of info. Our coop and run are just about completed we have had out chicks sense Friday. When are we able to put the chicks out in their coop it has already been getting hot here so I am afraid to wait to long and not have them be able to adjust to the heat before it really hits. Any help and knowledge would be great.
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, they will get used to it just keep plenty of water with them, if you go to the learning center there is a wealth of knowledge there to help you.
     
  3. UlmerChickens

    UlmerChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC,
    You've come to the right place.
    If you have any specific questions be sure to ask because that is what BYC is all about.
    Since you are new here be sure to check out the learning center, They have loads of information that I am sure you'll enjoy.
    Good Luck!
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Chicks should be fine in the coop after 4 weeks or so (when they have feathered out). In addition to the Learning Centre, your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
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  5. benn2689

    benn2689 Out Of The Brooder

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    welcome always nice to see people from my neck of the woods
     
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  6. City farm

    City farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Come visit the Arizona thread
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens

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    We will give you tons of information.. We all have a deferent set up..
     
  7. City farm

    City farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Let us know if you are in Tempe, & have a cup of tea in the garden..we are going to post up a potluck date in the end of April.. We do a seed box that another BYC member started.. It goes all ove the state of Arizona.. Hope you can come and go threw the seed box...
     
  8. benn2689

    benn2689 Out Of The Brooder

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    If I am ever near Tempe I'll let you know for sure I'm just so far from there and rarely go by Tempe I live and work in queen creek
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. DO join your state thread. They can tell you what breeds handle the heat best, what type of coops they use, how to keep the birds cooler , etc.

    Some folks use fairly open coops, two or three sides made of wire so heat doesn't build up inside. Others have entirely wire coops with wire roof. Mainly they need shade, shade, and more shade, Man made or natural, and probably fans to circulate the air. Moving air feels cooler.
     

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