hi from ohio

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tag10158, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. tag10158

    tag10158 New Egg

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    first time with chickens. in april I got 18 chicks then someone gave me a coop with 3 grown ones. they are fascinating and its amazing how fast they grow. ended up with 1 rooster. also am in the process of adding a 10 x 12 coop to the 5 x 8 one . its fun to watch them grow and get fresh eggs at the same time. thanks for reading
     
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, fellow Buckeye!!!!!!! [​IMG] I am SO glad you decided to join this wonderful community. [​IMG]

    What breeds do you have?

    ~Alex
     
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  3. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    :frow Hi, and welcome to BYC!! And Congrats are your flock!
     
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard with us.

    All the best
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  6. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and [​IMG] It is so fun, isn't it! Thanks for joining us!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for joining the BYC flock, glad to have you here
     
  9. tag10158

    tag10158 New Egg

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    hi there. got some barred rock, leghorn but can't remember what type, rhode island reds. does my coop have to be insulated for the winter months to aid in keeping them warm?
     
  10. Kyanite

    Kyanite Loving Life! Premium Member

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    Hi! [​IMG] Congrats on the new chickens. Only one rooster in the mix is great. Whoever sexed those chicks was good. As for coop insulation... I'd say it depends on your climate, and even then if it's a good coop the chickens will generate their own heat. I the two external walls of mine insulated, the other two walls are inside my barn. I don't know what size coop you have, but my Mom's coop was VERY open in the cold climate of Idaho. She would buy several bales of straw at the beginning of winter and lined the wire with them, and then used a tarp to cut drafts. It worked like a charm for years.
     

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