New members from spananway WA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by andyskip, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. andyskip

    andyskip New Egg

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    We are Andriea and Skip and we are soon to be chicken owners. I love to bake and Skip loves to eat eggs, so we figured why not own chickens. We have a few questions of course since we are getting ready to get ready. A couple first question. what happens of you don't give your chickens heat? We are in the Pacific Northwest so what are a couple of the "better" chickens to own for some firs timers? Open to any and all info!
     
  2. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Start always with a good coop.

    Keep it draft free, dry and vented. You'll find your
    chickens should do quite well really.

    Come on over to the forums, look around, ask questions.
    You'll find a bunch of members from your general area to
    talk with.

    Spook
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. If you search for your state thread, you should find other BYC members in your locality and they may be able to make suggestions on breed - try a few breeds to begin with so you can make an informed decision when chicken maths grabs you by the short and curlies! [​IMG]

    all the best
    CT
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2016
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on Spookwriter; if your chickens are cold hardy breeds, they don't need any supplemental heat in the winter. Just make sure that their coop is draft free, dry, and well ventilated to prevent moisture from building up in it. Feathers are wonderful insulators and moisture is a much greater danger than cold. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Andrea & Skip- Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  6. Bluechick2u

    Bluechick2u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a rabid fan of Naked Necks, they are very cold tolerant and lay more months than most breeds, but some may not like their funky appearance, so I would recommend checking out Orphingtons, they are pretty cold tolerant and are extremely friendly.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. doc637

    doc637 Out Of The Brooder

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  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Hello!
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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     

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