New Chicken Mom in the Portland, Metro Area!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Wendiane, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Wendiane

    Wendiane New Egg

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    I have three leghorns I raised from one week old. They are 3 months old on the 9th.

    I bought a coop from Urban Coop Company and they moved outside into it only about a week ago. They had lived in a stock tank before that, in my house, and spent time outside only when I was around to watch them....until I got the coop.

    Tonight it's supposed to go down to 24 degrees so once it got to 32 degrees, I moved them inside to the stock tank again. After they settled in, I heard them trilling. That was a first.

    Is anyone else afraid to leave their chickens out when it goes below freezing? It worries me.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. At 3 months, they should be able to tolerate cold temps. These links may help provide some info on winterising chickens.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/winter-chicken-keeping

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/winter-coop-temperatures

    More generally, you'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you


    All the best
    CT
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    At those temps, as long as the coop has ample ventilation, your Leghorns will be fine.
     
  4. Dekthai818

    Dekthai818 Just Hatched

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    welcome to byc
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    You've already received some good advice, so I'll just say hello and thanks for joining us!
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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  9. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow Hello Wendiane! Welcome to Backyard Chickens. I'm glad you could join us!!
     
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Wendiane [​IMG] Welcome!

    Living in Aus, I am not going to be much help with regards below freezing temps but I see that you have received some good advice and tips.

    I just wanted to say that I hope you enjoy BYC; not only is it overflowing with lots of useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures about chickens, turkeys, duck, quail, Peas and pretty much any other feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     

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