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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by coopbee59, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. coopbee59

    coopbee59 New Egg

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    I've been following BackYard Chickens since March when I first started. It's been very helpful (still learning). My biggest fear is the wintertime and how to keep those girls warm and laying. Can't get enough of those fresh eggs!
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Chickens do remarkably well in even very cold climates. Rain, snow, freezing temps - doesn't seem to faze 'em. As for eggs, all birds will slow down laying during winter. You can keep up production by giving them a few extra hours of light each day, but personally I don't like to. I find it stresses their systems.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. ninjawesome

    ninjawesome Currently being awesome Premium Member

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    Hello and [​IMG]! Oh yes the winter can be kind of daunting but foam board insulation and a heat lamp should be good for your chickens. Make sure you have ventilation as well.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Chickens tolerate cold much better than heat. Some are afraid of snow but, if you shovel a little path, they will explore it.
     
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    CuzChickens CountryChick

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