New to site and got back into chickens after 15 years without.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rtlightfoot, May 15, 2011.

  1. rtlightfoot

    rtlightfoot New Egg

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    Growing up my mother always had hens for the eggs and since I just bought my first house on 2.2 acres in Battle Ground, Wa I really wanted to get a few. Neighbor was moving and I was able to get all his young ones. 26 pullets 5-10 weeks old and 1 5 week old Araucana rooster. The pullets are a mix of Buff Orphington, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks and one Leghorn.

    Is there any concerns regarding the wet weather here in the NW that i need to be aware of?
    They will have a large coop and enclosed run for shelter and security but will also be allowed to free range the yard when the weather is nice.

    Thanks, Tanner.
     
  2. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    Hi there [​IMG] from cali, and [​IMG]. ummmm weather i wouldn't think so just as long as they have a nice weather resistant coop that they can stay out of the nasty weather in. Im in southern cali so i have the heat problem more than cold.
    john. [​IMG]
     
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  3. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. rtlightfoot

    rtlightfoot New Egg

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    Ya i grew up in So Cal and lived in AZ for 6 years so this climate is all new to me.
     
  5. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Quote:if you can insulate the walls and that will help keep the cold out and the heat in.
     
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    dawg53 Humble

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    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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