New guy here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KPhomestead, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. KPhomestead

    KPhomestead New Egg

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    Hi everybody, Ive been lurking around this site for a while so I figured I might as well sign up.

    I have a little bit of experience with chickens, but am by not means an expert, so hopefully I can learn some more here. I raised quite a few layers when I was younger, 25-30 or so at any given time. And now I have gotten back into the hobby. I now have 20 mixed variety brown egg layers, that are around 6 weeks old, and plan on getting a couple dozen broilers this spring.

    I live in a pretty cold climate, so Im learning the necessary stuff about cold weather poultry raising. I recently built a automatic water using nipples, so if anybody has any questions about that, I should be able to help.

    Thanks, KP
     
  2. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Hello and Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I wonder how nipple waterers be kept frost free.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  5. KPhomestead

    KPhomestead New Egg

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    To keep the nipples from freezing, along with the rest of the water lines I installed heat tape to the bottom of the pipes, just to the rear of the nipples. That along with some insulation should keep everything liquid. If the water inside the pipes doesn't freeze then I don't think the nipples themselves would become inoperable.
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve :frow
     

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