New chicken Mama

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Albanese07, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Albanese07

    Albanese07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi- I'm new here but have already learned more here than on any other website! I have 4 new pullets. 2 are 6 weeks old and in the coop- - Barred Rock and a Rhode Island Red. The other 2 are 2 rhode Island Reds about 1 week old in the brooder. I can't add any more due to space constrictions. Or I would!! Lol! I love my chickens ! I hope when I introduce the "babies" to the older pullets they all get along!
    I live in Florida and am wondering how they do in the heat of the summer? Any ideas on keeping them cool? They have shade and good ventilation.
    Thanks! :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So happy you joined. When the younger ones are ready to move in with the others, a partition to keep them separate but able to see one another helps get them use to one another. As far as keeping cool, I will freeze pieces of fruit, watermelon, cantalope etc. then chickens loves the frozen treats. Good luck to you. :thumbsup
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. We have the same heat. A box fan in the pen helps circulate the air.
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  8. Albanese07

    Albanese07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the hellos! I just found out due to a posting on here that my 2 new chicks are NOT Rhode Island Reds as sold to me but rather are Production Reds. It really doesnt matter much to me but it's nice that I know what they are! Everyone on here has been so helpful!
     
  9. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....glad you joined us
     
  10. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC!

    We get really hot summers here in SD. Our chickens do well in the heat. They'll do fine if they have shade. [​IMG]
     

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