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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kmarvin, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. kmarvin

    kmarvin Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to chicken care and Inherited a flock of 5 hens and a rooster from some people who moved. They've just started laying eggs and it's been pretty exciting for the kids. We got 35 eggs last week! But, I am a bit worried about how these chickens will survive our arctic winter. It'll be their first. So, I joined this site for help! Great resource.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, kmarvin, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here. How arctic are you? I know a lot of folks on BYC raise birds through some pretty tough northern winters, You can find lots of information on BYC about this. I think the big thing is making sure they their water is thawed and providing them a draft-free coop and proper nutrition since they won't be getting much food on their own in the winter. They are able to keep pretty warm on their roost. Also, some breeds are better designed for the cold. What types do you have?
     
  3. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, welcome to BYC from Wisconsin......glad u joined[​IMG]
     
  4. BinaryChicken

    BinaryChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    BackyardAnita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, this is a very helpful website, I joined about a week or two ago i think.
    What breed of chickens do you have?
    Most breeds are hardy to winter. Most of their body is feathers which keep them nice and warm. Make sure you winterize the coop though!
     
  7. BinaryChicken

    BinaryChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    What location are you?
     
  8. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    [​IMG]Hello and welcome to BYC from Kentucky!




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  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. kmarvin

    kmarvin Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in Northwest Alaska, about 100 miles south of the arctic circle. I have a small 8x6 insulated coop that I hope will give them enough protection. I'm not sure of the breed. They look like Plymouths but they have grey and pinkish feet. Maybe a cross between a Plymouth and Maran? They lay very brown eggs although not as brown as I'd expect if they were Marans.
     

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