I'm a new member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by minmin1258, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Hi Ya'll. I'm a new member on here and fairly new at raising chickens. This will be my first winter with my girls (and Redman), any advice from any of the "old timers"?[​IMG]
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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  3. AK Baha

    AK Baha Songster

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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Apart from providing draft-free, well-ventilated housing, food and unfrozen water, there is not much different to keeping chickens in the winter.
     
  7. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve[​IMG]
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Happy you joined!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    [​IMG] One of the best things you can do for your flock is to put up 1/2" hardware cloth instead of the chicken wire. Any predator can rip thru chicken wire like it was butter. Hardware cloth attached securely so it won't pull out from the frame will stop many of them. The little white fences won't stop a raccoon, etc. from burrowing under the fence and getting into the run. If you have hawks in the area you might consider a top for the entire run - wire, solid, or even deer netting to repel them. Hawks don't want to damage their wings so will not try to fly through it UNLESS there is a gap large enough for them to do so.
     
  10. Bluebee

    Bluebee Crowing

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    [​IMG]Welcome to BYC, glad to have you here!
     

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