New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Summerlove, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Summerlove

    Summerlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone :) I live in Ontario, Canada. I recently converted my garden shed into a chicken coop. I am a first time chicken owner and I have a mix flock of hens. 2 Red Sex Links, 2 EE, 4 Silkies, 1 Bantam New Hamp, 1 Bantam Wyandotte. One of my RSL lays a monster egg, which are occasionally double yolker's. The biggest was 110g. The other lays a very nice dark brown egg. Of the two hens sold to me as EE only one has started to lay; but her eggs are brown, they are very large though same size as my RSL's egg. I hope I get some colour from the other. Two of my Silkies are currently broody. The New Hamp and the Wyandotte lay well. A mini egg a day. :) This is my RSL that lays the monster egg. She has gotten frostbite on her comb, there is a small spot that is black. Should I be concerned? Its currently -7 snow on the ground and my hens are outside. :) The EE in the photo is the brown layer.
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Summerlove, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Glad your girls are laying so well in the cold! Yours are tougher than mine!! The frostbite black spots will eventually just fall off and she'll be fine. A little Vaseline on the comb can protect them from frostbite. Good luck to you and enjoy your birds!!!
     
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  3. sumi

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  5. Summerlove

    Summerlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all!! I think the frostbite was caused from a draft possibly from their chicken sized door which I have now been closing to prevent this. There is high moisture in my area, I currently don't have power to my coop. I am going to continue preventing the draft and see if that helps. Will try some vaseline too.
     
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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  10. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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