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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chippie, May 19, 2012.

  1. chippie

    chippie In the Brooder

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    I just found your sight last night and I have been reading nonstop. I am new to chickens I don't have them yet, they arrive end of July but we started the coop where I will put the brooded in. This is a dream come true for me I am so excited and this site has given me the knowledge and courage to do this. I have a couple of questions I can't seem to sort out on other posts. I am allergic to pine what can I use in the coop as a good substitute? I was going to use sand but I live in the north and winters are long and cold. The other question since I get my chicks end of July can they go outside before feathers or do I keep them in the coop until full feathered? Hate to waste the warm weather. Thank you in advance for any help and thanks for this site!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  3. Welcome to BYC.


    Corn cob... straw...
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Aspen shavings work for others with pine allergies.

    Plan on providing temps starting at 95 degrees for the first week, then dropping 5 degrees per week. If it it's that warm outside, then they will be fine.
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG]& [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good advice given. thumbsup
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!
     

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