I'm new from Summit County, OH

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LissyChick, May 12, 2012.

  1. LissyChick

    LissyChick New Egg

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    Hello everyone! I'm new to raising chickens, in fact I don't have any yet. My husband and I want to have a few hens for eggs and teaching our daughter more responsibility. I have always wanted chickens but as a city girl didn't know where to start. Now that I have found this site, I'm confident that we could do it! Being in Ohio (Summit County) I worry a bit about our cold winters and how that will effect our hens (when we get some). I found some tips on this site for keeping the girls warm in winter, so now my mind is at ease.

    I would appreciate any tips that may help us get started!
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

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    I'm Rebecca. Glad you joined the forum.
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  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    While there are those who provide heat sources for their birds, this is usually a mistake. If you get hardy breeds and provide them with a ventilated draft free coop they will tolerate cold weather quite well. We often get temperatures below 0 and I have never had a single bird get frostbite or any other cold related issues.

    Google The Henderson chicken chart for a good resource looking at cold hardiness, temperament, and laying ability.
     
  9. NeTNChknLover

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    Hi and [​IMG] from East Tennessee!!
     
  10. BierHuhn

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    Hello to this thread. From Summit county and just trying to network with other chicken owners from the area...if they exist!

    Anybody?
     

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