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Hi y'all from South Georgia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by milltownchick, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. milltownchick

    milltownchick New Egg

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    I am looking to start keeping chickens and need advice!!!

    We live in an area that sees high temps in the summer approaching or exceeding 100 degrees. Our home was built in an old tobacco field, so no trees (as of yet). I am concerned about the high temps and how it will affect chickens if there is not adequate shade. We have shade cloth that could be used. Any advice- or opinions- will be appreciated!
     
  2. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello (hey), & welcome to the roost.
    maybe put up some kind of roof to hold the cloth & a fan or two . LOTS of water maybe under the house? Plant a tree now!
     
  3. Happycowdog

    Happycowdog Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Hi! We planted some Austrian Black Pines in our front yard and man did they grow fast!! They are really pretty too! I can't remember what the growth rate was, I think like a foot a year?
     
  4. milltownchick

    milltownchick New Egg

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    YES! Trees will be in the ground very soon!
     
  5. milltownchick

    milltownchick New Egg

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    DLS, I see you are from the same parts as I am. We moved from the Albany area in the spring and now are 17 miles from the FL state line. Thanks for the advice. I just don't want to be irresponsible and if I need to wait a year to get some shade going then that is what I will do.
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. milltownchick

    milltownchick New Egg

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    Thanks, I think I will hang around a while. Loads of knowledge to absorb!
     
  8. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from North Carolina
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. I think you will like it here. [​IMG]
     
  10. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
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    Welcome to BYC from Ohio!
     

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