1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

new member intro

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rmaasjo, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. rmaasjo

    rmaasjo New Egg

    6
    0
    9
    Jan 9, 2016
    northern Minnesota
    Hi, I'm Robin M. I live in Northern Minnesota, right now its -10 with a windchill. Ive used this site alot for a few years but just now joined. I like the forums and all the info. I have 8 Aricana laying hens and to little white hens, I think they're banties, not sure. They lay cute little white eggs. Ive had chickens for a couple years now. We have a very old barn that needs a lot of work but cleaned and spruced up the chicken coop in it. My hens are free range in the summer.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    77,082
    5,380
    678
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Robin, Welcome to Backyard chickens. I know parts of Mn. get very severe weather. I think your best source of info. will be from other BYCERS in your state. Put state name in the search box and it should pop up. Do ask what breeds do best, and any recommendations they make for type of coop. Chickens generally handle cold much better than heat. They do need a draft free - well ventilated coop even though that sounds at odds with each other.
     
  3. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer Premium Member

    Hello and :welcome Robin
    We are glad you joined us!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    84,500
    3,755
    628
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    22,866
    3,017
    448
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Robin and welcome to BYC- great to have you join us

    Ct
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by