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  1. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Welcome to BYC Colvin.sherice!

    Sharron, I thought I was pushing the weather envelope with my new girls, but got them acclimated and outside while we had some warmer weather. How are you going to get your little ones ready for winter? Is your coop insulated? Love to see some pics of your babies!

    hannakat, I never knew how much fun raising chickies could be! I am just glad they are settled in the coop and ready for winter! I need to take some more pics today, someone on here had swings in their run so I added swings to both runs and now it looks like a playground for chickens!

    well i normally don't do chicks this late in the year but had chance to get these eggs which i normally couldn't afford so i took a chance:lol: and had very good luck hatching. our coop isn't insulated but my husbands family had an old old brooder thingy, it hangs from the ceiling in the chicken house and the chicks can run in and out as they please, if they get cold, they run under, if they get too warm, they run out into the coop, it takes up alot of room but works great

    Sounds like a good plan and who can pass up more chickies!
     
  2. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep, just can't wait until they get big enough to see what i have, for once i want more roo's than hen [​IMG]
     
  3. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I got lucky with my first 6 from TSC, all hens...these 12 I got from Ideal and so far all girls! If I ended up with a roo I think my husband would have a fit-first thing he said when I started all this was NO Roosters!
     
  4. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    since we live out in the country, i can have roos if i want and i do, that way i have my own fertile eggs for hatching or at least the breeds i already have lol, besides if the neighbors say anything, i can tell them i was there first and so were my roos, we've lived there on the home place since 1970, in fact my husband was born on the place.
    i do like roo's, just wish they wouldn't fight when i introduce a new one lol
     
  5. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are in the country too, my husband said no roos then the "neighbors" got chickens (haven't even seen them) and they have a roo! He says that one is enough for him, guess it disrupts his beauty sleep [​IMG] I wouldn't mind having 1 so I could hatch my own eggs...but DON'T tell him! [​IMG]
     
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  6. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in the spring, wanna borrow one? you don't live to far away, about an hour and a half
    use to go to indiana and visit a friend who lived there at the time
     
  7. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've heard of studding out dogs but roosters??? My hubby already thinks I'm CRAZY!
     
  8. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey, it only takes about a week and the eggs are fertile from all the hens lol
    my husband knows i'm crazy:lau
     
  9. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    but...will 12 girls accept a new roo and allow him to hmm, do his job?
     
  10. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have no idea, the only way you would know for sure is to try. but i don't see why not , roos are quite convincing lol
     

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