Hey there :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sydneee, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. sydneee

    sydneee New Egg

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    So glad I found this place!! We will be moving to Northern Michigan soon and I was hoping to finally get started on my chicken journey!

    Any great beginner tips & advice are welcomed!
    My first top question is, I know it gets cold there (I dont really KNOW since Ive never been before lol) But how do the chickens do with the cold snowy season?

    Thanks! And Looking forward to meeting all of you :)
     
  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are doing great.
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Chickens can tolerate some brutally cold temps if you set your coop up right with good ventilation and keep it dry and clean. Stop by our learning center for all kinds of articles on all the aspects of keeping your flock...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    And make sure to get some cold hardy chickens as well...Buff Orpingtons, Black Australorps, Plymouth Barred Rocks, Wyandottes, ect...all do well in cold climates.

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any further questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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

    Chickens generally do quite well in cold weather. With proper ventilation, sufficient bedding, and enough room, they usually get through winter just fine without supplemental heat.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. TwoCrows has given you some good advice regarding winter. I've raised chickens where winter temperatures dropped to 30 F below zero, and with a well ventilated, dry, and draft free coop, they did just fine. Feathers are excellent insulators and moisture is a much greater enemy than cold. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, I can see a move from California to N.Michigan is going to be a major change for you. If you go to "where am I, where are you." in the social forum, you can locate and post on the Michigan thread. That way you can scout ahead to find out how others manage. Do you know what city or town you will be moving to? You will also want to know if chickens are allowed in the new area. Best of luck to you.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    X2 on Two Crows and Wyandottes7's advice.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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