Hi from new member and new to owning chickens.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jody, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Jody

    Jody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi.

    I found your forum while searching around for information on caring for chickens. I'll be reading alot here and I have many questions too

    I've been wanting to get some chickens since the beginning of summer, but have always been procrastinating on building a coop out of the old shed.. So today, a spur of the moment decision, I found some chickens locally and brought them home.

    Tomorrow I shall finish the coop and build nesting boxes.

    I'm not sure what kind two of them are.. I know one is barred rock, and the white I believe is leghorn from what I seen using google.. and perhaps the black may be Australorp

    I hope they don't freeze tonight as I bought them unprepared til tomorrow when I can get bedding and build nesting boxes.. they're on my porch which is covered with plastic., it's semi closed.. one side is screen and I have plastic sheet stapled up. Will they freeze and die?


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  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    Congrats on getting chickens.

    How cold will it get where you are? Chickens are pretty hardy if you can keep them dry and out of drafts.

    Imp
     
  3. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
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    [​IMG] from UT! Make sure the porch is predator proof! Good luck on the new additions. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jody

    Jody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in New Hampshire.. think it'll be around 25 degrees tonight
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    25 should be OK if they are not in a breeze. Hen-thusiast is right to be wary of predators. Wouldn't want to wake up to a nasty surprise.

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  6. Jody

    Jody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No breeze really as the screen has plastic sheet stapled up, but it is drafty
     
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Quote:You are right about the Barred Rock and Leghorn but the one that you said is an Austrolorp is actually a Black Sex Link.
     
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  8. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    As far as drafts and coops go, your chickens will have a hard time making it through the winter in a drafty coop. Things will go much smoother if you can secure their living conditions a bit more. [​IMG]
     
  10. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Your pic looks like some of my girls! [​IMG]
     

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