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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by onurveivmciefnv, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. onurveivmciefnv

    onurveivmciefnv New Egg

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    Hello, im a new member but not a "new" member. Ive looked at some stuff before on this website. Im just trying to survive with my chickens in the sonoran desert :D
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC!
    So glad you joined! Feel free to ask all the questions you have [​IMG]. Good luck with your chicken keeping!
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Surviving in the hot desert? Sand sand and more sand in your coop and run!! Keep your run covered and hose down the sand....keeps the feet on the birds so cool. Cool feet mean cooler birds! I dig my sand out of sandy areas in washes and arroyos. Test if first by getting a handful and wetting it and squeezing it. If it clumps, it is dirt. If it falls completely apart, it is sand. Keeps the flies away too! Love sand....[​IMG]

    Good luck and stay cool this summer!!
     
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Good luck with your chickens! What breeds do you have?
     
  6. onurveivmciefnv

    onurveivmciefnv New Egg

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    I have 15 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 26 Rhode Island Reds, and 1 mystery chick. I just received the Rhode Island Reds and Mystery chick this weekend from the hatchery.
     
  7. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    It sounds like you have a lovely flock! Rhode Island Reds and Wyandottes are both generally docile, excellent layers. Wyandottes, in particular, are one of my favorite breeds. [​IMG]

    Good luck with your flock!
     
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  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Glad you joined!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. X2 on TwoCrow's advice for keeping your chickens cool. If you have serious problems with those particular breeds down the road due to the heat, you might want to consider switching to more heat hardy breeds such as Australorps or Mediterranean Class breeds. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in keeping your flock cool.
     

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