Introduction - Brown Leghorns/Rhode Island Reds

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rudys Hens, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. Rudys Hens

    Rudys Hens New Egg

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    Hi! I'm a new member, but I've been referring to BackYard Chickens for over a year. This site has been very helpful, both in finding information about the different breeds and how to take care of them. I am posting here to let everyone know that because of the information I've received, I have had phenomenal success with my small flock. I purchased 1 brown Leghorn rooster, 6 brown Leghorn hens, and 6 Rhode Island Red hens last April. (2013). I did lose one Leghorn hen when I moved them to their coop, but the rest are thriving and well. I live in Minnesota where the last week we have had sub zero temperatures for many days. I have collected 5-10 eggs per day from my hens. The average is 8-9. Their coop is heated with 1 250 watt heat lamp. It is insulated, but there are many cracks around the doors. We chose our birds based on their ability to withstand cold weather and I am very happy with them. We found that having fresh water, which we supply with a heated pet food bowl and fill every day, is one of the keys to success.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome TO BYC! Congrats on your success with the egg laying, your girls are really producing.
     
  3. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    I think your chickens may be spoiled...heated water. [​IMG] Just joking, glad you joined us.
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] glad you joined us!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome!

    I don't know if heated water spoils the chickens, but heated waterers certainly spoil the chicken keeper!

    Happy to hear about your success. Thanks for joining us.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Glad to hear your birds made it thru the latest cold blast.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - light brown leghorns are my all time favorites.
     

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