hi from virginia

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  1. 3 production

    3 production New Egg

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    i hve red production which are supposedly pretty hardy can i put them into coop without a light at 4 weeks and what goes into coop other than food and water, do i put pine needles, etc. ?
     
  2. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Generally chickens are fully feathered at 5 to 6 weeks of age. So you might wait another week especially if it is still getting cold where you live.

    Chickens need not only feed and water but some sort of bedding. Pine shavings or grass hay work well. I use sand in my coop and run.

    They will need a roost bar and later when they get near to laying age, they will need nest boxes to lay their eggs.

    Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of good articles on all these questions you have and other aspects of keeping chickens...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    If you have any further questions, feel free to ask around the forums. Welcome to our flock!
     
  3. wyandottegirl

    wyandottegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 on this advise.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  5. 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.


    Pine shavings are my favorite bedding to use.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello from a fellow Virginian [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    TwoCrows has given you some good advice! Good luck with your chicks.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. 3 production

    3 production New Egg

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    Thank you i am about to put my chickens out in coop and from what i am reading online mice or rats can come into coop how do i deter that if it were to happen other than a cat they will be grass not on a slap in the coop? it
     

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