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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by amandaeidem, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. amandaeidem

    amandaeidem New Egg

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    So happy I can join! I have a small flock of 8. Buffy is a buff orpington, Anna is a Rhode island red, Sally Ann and Batgirl are my black jersey giants, Millie is a white leghorn, then I have Clair black Cochin, Elsa white Cochin, and Edna is a silver laced Cochin. [​IMG]
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! We're glad you're here!
    Those are some nice looking girls. Holy smokes that looks cold. In Texas where I live it's 70 degrees today--can't even imagine snow [​IMG]
    Love the name Batgirl for a black JG :)
     
  3. amandaeidem

    amandaeidem New Egg

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    It is cold. We are in MN. My Leghorn is recoveringfrom frostbite to her comb. This is our first winter with chickens so we are all learning together. Today my black Cochin Clair blessed us with her first egg at 8 months of age. We are expecting -20 degrees in the next couple of days and praying the girls stay warm enough.[​IMG]
     
  4. amandaeidem

    amandaeidem New Egg

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    Oh and I'll add that the coop is covered in cardboard and feed bags to block wind lol
     
  5. amandaeidem

    amandaeidem New Egg

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    My nephew named batgirl. My daughter and niece came up with Elsa and Anna. Haha
     
  6. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW that is cold! I can't even imagine......I can barely even function when it's below 40 degrees outside. Ha!
    Have you considered a heat lamp for the girls?


    Haha I guess we know what film they like [​IMG]
     
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  7. amandaeidem

    amandaeidem New Egg

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    Around here because its cold then everyone huddles under the heat lamp causing condensation. Then when they leave the group to eat or drink they freeze cause severe frostbite. No heat lamps.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Could you stack hay bales around the coop - as outside insulation and a good windbreak? I'm getting cold just from the photos., and we have some rough winters ourselves
     
  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. amandaeidem

    amandaeidem New Egg

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    I have 8 straw bales around the coop
     

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