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New in Colorado!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kelseylv, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. kelseylv

    kelseylv New Egg

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    Hey fellow BYC'ers!
    I have had my chickens for about 4 days now! I got heavier breeds to withstand the downright bone chilling winters where I live. It is not uncommon for it to drop below -20 for a week at a time. I have two wyandottes one silver laced, one gold laced, a buff orpington, and red star. They are 6 months, and laying productively! They are great so far! It is wonderful to see the different personalities! My biggest concern is how to heat the coop this winter. Heat lamp or no heat lamp? I have read up and many believe it is more dangerous for the ladies to be used to the heat in winter and then lose it due to power outage (or whatever) than to have it all. I have my concerns with our regularly negative temperatures though. Anyone have any experience with sub zero temps on a regular basis?

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] For the best advice on handling the climate etc., go to "where am I, where are you," to locate and post on your state thread. They can give you much better advice about going thru the winter, etc. than people who don't live in that state. I know Colorado has great extremes in weather so the chicken folks have loads of experience with it all.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  4. kelseylv

    kelseylv New Egg

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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome....so glad you joined BYC
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! You've received some excellent advice, good luck to you!
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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