new to byc.I have six rir chickens.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Andrea1, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Andrea1

    Andrea1 Just Hatched

    5
    1
    11
    Nov 2, 2012
    Just wondering about the cold if I should have heat for them. I live south of Boston.
    Thanx, Andrea
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,834
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello, Andrea....great to have you here! How old are your birds? If fully feathered - 6 weeks or so - heat isn't necessary. A draft-free coop with deep bedding will be more than enough to keep them warm.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    36,052
    7,594
    646
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  4. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,325
    32
    168
    Apr 12, 2012
    SW Florida
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    63,837
    9,522
    766
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hi, Andrea, welcome to BYC. If your chckens are adults and you have a dry, well ventilated, draft free coop -they will be fine without supplemental heat.
     
  6. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,621
    66
    188
    Jan 16, 2012
    Ohio
    My Coop
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2013
  7. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,515
    465
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG]
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    20,239
    137
    348
    Jun 4, 2010
    Alabama
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    9,766
    122
    288
    Oct 3, 2011
    Virginia
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by