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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pigglies, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. Pigglies

    Pigglies In the Brooder

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    My chickens are almost 6 months old now. I have 5, and 4 are laying (4 are black sex links, the 5th is an SLW). I've been lurking and reading for quite awhile. And I've been following the Facebook page.

    Former city chick here. Only got to see chickens in college (animal science major). Moved out to the country and now I can technically have 1,000 chickens according to the ordinances, but I've started off with 5. Chicken math would be more likely to take over if I was a bit more into building. I built my own chicken coop, but now I'm done for awhile. Still, it's a 4x8 so I might add a few.

    I live in Northern NY so hopefully these chickens are as winter hardy as everyone keeps telling me they are!
     

  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Those breeds are quite winter hardy, so I think that they'll be fine. My Wyandottes, in particular, have been extremely winter hardy down to below zero temperatures.

    Good luck with your flock!
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Your chickens should do fine in cold weather, especially the Wyandotte. If your Black Sex-links have large combs, they may be susceptible to a little frostbite, but that possibility can be minimized by making sure the coop has plenty of ventilation, that they are out of the wind, and by putting Vaseline or oil on their combs before really cold nights.

    Good luck with them!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Welcome, glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
     

  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! 1000 chickens... hmm, lot of chicken match potential there!
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    [​IMG] glad you joined us.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!
     

  8. Pigglies

    Pigglies In the Brooder

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    Thank you for the warm welcome everyone!

    Only 2 out of 4 of my BSLs have large floppy combs. I'll make sure to put Vaseline on them when it gets colder in the evenings. Last winter when I moved here, it was -25 degrees at the coldest.

    I'll definitely be doing some chicken math and adding more chickens as time goes on. Probably not up to the 1,000 chicken limit or my neighbors might have a heart attack though.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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