New Wisconsin backyard chicken keeper!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nothingbutabird, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. nothingbutabird

    nothingbutabird Hatching

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    We're getting our first three pullets this afternoon: an Ameraucana, a Wyandotte, and an Australorp. They've been raised together so far, so should get along (fingers crossed!). We built our own coop and run in our open backyard. Pics to come, I hope. Any burning tips for a couple of Midwestern newbies?
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! (It's eggcellent you made a coop first!) [​IMG]

    Do you know the heat the heat lamp should be on the first week? You probably do but just keep on the first week-the brooder at 95-90 degrees F under the heatlamp, then go down 5 degrees F each week until you reach 65 degrees F.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!
     
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. chickengrandma

    chickengrandma Songster

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    Where in Wisconsin are you located!?!? We live in Neenah.

    Welcome to BYC! And congratulations on becoming one of us!
     
  8. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Songster

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    Hi from Missouri
     
  9. [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  10. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    [​IMG] From Kansas! [​IMG]
     

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