New to BYC and chickens in general

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BartolicsBroods, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. BartolicsBroods

    BartolicsBroods Out Of The Brooder

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    We're gearing up to start own flock. We've been drafting coops and trying to figure out what adaptions the coop will need due to our below zero winter weather here in Wyoming. So excited to order our chicks, and get started (we won't get to have babies till march/april, we don't want to be over ran before we can finish our coop). Any pointers or tips would be great, thanks!
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    As far as the coop goes, make sure there is plenty of ventilation for them. Chickens handle the cold very well, and my guys up here don't have a heated coop and have survived temperatures dropping to -17 this year. However, they don't handle humidity well, especially in the wintertime, and it can lead to frostbite and respiratory issues. So get plenty of ventilation!
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree with the previous responder. YOu might want to check out the "where am I, where are you," thread( in social forum) to find and post on your state thread and see what locals do for the winter.
     
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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    Great and [​IMG] nice to see ya here [​IMG]
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Yes plenty of ventilation, and lots of natural light is nice too in the winter.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. Good luck with your future flock!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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