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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kfaucher, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Kfaucher

    Kfaucher New Egg

    Oct 23, 2015
    Hello, I just joined BYC because I always have questions about my chickens. I have 1 rooster, 1 Silken, 24 layers and 2 fainting goats. I live in MN and its starting to get cold so I'm sure I'll have tons of questions so everyone will stay warm in the barn.
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    Welcome to byc!
    The good news is you only need to provide appropriate shelter, feed and water, they will do the rest to stay warm. ...with the possible exception of the silkie depending on whether or not it is able to sleep with the rest of your flock (they aren't great at rotating, so depends on your setup)
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Here is a lovely section of the learning centre you might like to check out ~https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/housing-and-feeding-your-chickens
    Lots of super articles all about winter chicken keeping, appropriate food and housing for your flock.

    Wishing you the very best of luck. Be sure to ask any questions that you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC :frow
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Just be sure that your coop is draft free, dry, and has good ventilation to prevent moisture from building up inside it. Feathers are wonderful insulators, and moisture is a much greater danger than cold. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens. Fainting goats are great fun. You may want to post on the Silkie thread, to ask about breed related questions.
  6. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer Premium Member

    Hello and :welcome

    We are glad you joined us! This is a great site to ask your questions and learn all about chickens! We are very excited to have a new member! If you have specific questions, or just want to talk chicken feel free to send a message to me, I love to answer questions and talk chicken! :p

    Once again :welcome

  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you here!
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.
  10. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2015
    Long Island NY
    Hi!:frow welcome to BYC

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