Newbie looking for advice in New Hampshire

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ebaribault, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. ebaribault

    ebaribault Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    I am totaly new to chickens and trying to do as much research as I can.Any little bits of info you give would be great.Trying to have a small flock of about 10 hens this spring.

    I live in New Hampshire could you tell me the best egg layers for a cold climate(I was thinking Rhode Island Reds)

    And can anyone tell me if their are any clubs or people with experience in the Antrim NH area

    Thanks in advance for your answers,
    Ed
     
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Rhodies
    Rocks
    Orpingtons
    Brahmas--even with their feathered feet
    If it has a peacomb, you're less like to have frost bite.

    I know there's a couple of folks on here that are from NH.
     
  3. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome! I live in brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Canada and I have 2 Rhode Island Reds and 1 Barred Plymoth Rock. I have to be very careful about frostbite. My girls have a heat lamp on all winter and I do keep them closed up for really cold days. I have to shovel out thier outdoor run, before one little claw will make it out thier door! I made sure they have a good sized indoor coop because they have to spend a lot of time in there. I hope you learn all you need to know on the board!! Welcome again!
     
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Wyndottes or anything with a pea comb is a very hardy bird and not prone to frostbite.

    Henry
     
  5. mario2girls

    mario2girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi,
    i am on the seacoast, i have no idea where you are,,,,lol
    there is the new england bantam club,,,dont let the name fool you , if you go to a swap there isnt just bantams there,,
    also there is a group that holds swaps in tewksbury mass first sunday of every month,
    then there is an auction in ...drawing a blank,,,rumney maybe,,will check, that is next weekend i believe,,
    i breed silkies, in blue and splash,,,starting blacks and buffs
    polish, mille fluer duccles, the only big egg layers here are the ones that serve us our eggs..also, alot of feed stores sell chicks soon,large egg layers that is,
    hope this helps, if not give me a yell, can try to help you,
    wendy
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Hi, Welcome to BYC. I'm a few minutes from winchester. RIR's are supposed to be nice birds. I love my Buff Orpingtons. There are so many kinds to choose from......you could get a mixed flock too. Alot of people love Barred Rocks....and Ameraucanas.....wyondottes. There is a great book called Storey's Illustrated guide to poultry breeds.......Its a great book. So welcome and good luck with your first flock.
     
  7. ebaribault

    ebaribault Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all your replys.
    I live next to Hillsboro about 25 minutes from Keene.
     
  8. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Hi Ed, i do all my shopping in Keene. I'd love to live in a town around Keene. I get alot of my poultry supplies at the cheshire horse. I'm going to send you a private message, so look up in the top left under your name for it to arrive.
     
  9. Cheryl

    Cheryl Chillin' With My Peeps

    HI Ed and welcome! I'm in Milford and I have 5 girls, 2 rir and 3 wyandottes...all are doing quite well in the cold. Though their life is easy, they have a well insulated coop with a heat panel and red heat lamp. (On at 35 and off at 45)
     
  10. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Hi cheryl, check your pm too
     

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