Introduction to me and my girls...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ArleneGrenier, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. ArleneGrenier

    ArleneGrenier New Egg

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    Hi everyone![​IMG]
    I have always wanted to have chickens and for the first time in my 54 years on this planet I'm in a position to play! I dove right in and ordered 25 Miller's White Leghorns on May 19th. The girls where only a couple days old and I'm thrilled to have them! I'm still nervous about them and don't want to do anything to cause them stress. We live in a very cold climate (up to 40 below in the winters) and it's been none stop rain for the past month. This morning the lamp is out on the heat lamp and I'm wondering how long I should keep it on for them? Should I keep it off now until the fall? They have their white feathers and fly around all over the place and certainly don't look like they are suffering. We are expanding the coop in the fall because I want to add another 25 birds next spring! Thrilled to be a part of your community....
     
  2. muslw4

    muslw4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I am also a newbe. This is a very adictive and informative place to be. Congrats on the new chickens. I only have 2 silkies right now but have 24 eggs in an incubator. Hope at least a few hatch. Also have ordered 7 chicks to arrive at the end of June. Where abouts are you from?
     
  3. ArleneGrenier

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    HI! I live in Alberta, Canada (Central).....Love this!! Thanks for responding [​IMG]
     
  4. ArleneGrenier

    ArleneGrenier New Egg

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    I just re-read your post and Zebra Finch are another "interest" of mine! Don't have as much of a Zoo as you, lol but will get there...
     
  5. Chickencoop1996

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    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. dawg53

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. renart

    renart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from NW Washington State! [​IMG] You might want to check the raising baby chicks section in the forums!
     
  9. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you noticed them avoiding the lamp lately? I would probably get a replacement to have handy just in case they looked like they were needing it.
     
  10. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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