Hi, from Ada, Oklahoma!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by littlecheeper, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. littlecheeper

    littlecheeper New Egg

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    Hello. I just became a member, although I've had my first set of chickens since early this year around March.

    I'm still very much a beginner at raising chickens. They're wonderful - each of them have their own personalities. [​IMG]

    I know from browsing around that I've come to the right website.

    Goodbye for now.

    Little Cheeper
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined. This community is a gold mine to any chicken related topic. If you ever have any question just ask.
     
  3. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. crazyaboutchickens

    crazyaboutchickens Live Long And Prosper

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    Welcome to BYC from NY!
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, littlecheeper, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our happy flock! Best of luck to you and your birds. Happy Holidays!
     
  6. littlecheeper

    littlecheeper New Egg

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    Dear Willowbranchfarm,
    Thank you for your reply. I do have a question! Tonight here the temperature will reach 43 degrees Fahrenheit. My chickens are (for now) using a dog kennel for a chicken coop. A picture of it can be seen here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8297733391/in/photostream
    I'd like to ask if they need to be brought into the house at night when it gets to 40 degrees or lower? It rarely gets below 20 degrees here. Should I bring them in then? I just read a post from someone in Alaska who had an unheated coop and their chickens were apparently fine after temperatures of minus 40 degrees.
    Any help would be very gratefully appreciated.
     
  7. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    The sleeping area looks pretty open so I would eather put something like a blanket over it to keep in warmth or bring them in. If you do put something over it make sure they can still get air. Is it too small for them??? They should snuggle together and keep warm.
     
  8. littlecheeper

    littlecheeper New Egg

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    I'm sorry - I wasn't ignoring the other posters - I'm having to use my phone to post this (computer conked out) and you all replied as I was composing my post.
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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