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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shawn14858, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Shawn14858

    Shawn14858 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I'm new to this and would like any advice for keeping a flock of barred rock hens in upstate ny.
     
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  3. Shawn14858

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    All set there, was wondering how people felt about the DLM in my region.
     
  4. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

    You will want to do some chatting in your state thread to see how they do things up there, where they get their feed, medications, supplies, etc... https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/69812/new-york

    Barred Rocks are a great breed. Mine are very cold tolerant and do better in cold than the do the summer heat. But they tolerate that too. They are good layers, friendly and are fast learners. They enjoy free ranging but can tolerate run confinement as well.

    Enjoy your BR's! And welcome to our flock! :)
     
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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  6. Shawn14858

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    Brooker set up any ideas?
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Shawn. I would suggest you put smaller mesh wire around your brooder so the chicks can't escape. It's always good to have a wire top as well. Some start flying early and can fall or jump out and not be able to get back inside.
     
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  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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