Spring Chicks in Newfoundland

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mrs bhudda, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. mrs bhudda

    mrs bhudda New Egg

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    What a great site! I found you because I was looking for information on bright yellow poop, which one of the hens was producing, and was so impressed I just had to join. We live in rural Newfoundland and have 40 hens and, currently, five roosters. My crowd were out scratching in the sun yesterday, having a Spring dirt bath and finding a few green shoots under the newly thawed snow. Today we have a snow-storm, 30cm snow, 70mph winds and white-out conditions! My clever partner designed the coop to share a wall with our greenhouse and we put a chicken-sized door between the two. What a stroke of genius. They have had a great winter using the dormant greenhouse as their sun-room, fertilising and scratching in the earth. I got myself all wrapped up and just took them a good feed of bread, milk and molasses and they are doing fine. They even laid 17 eggs in the fine snow which had blown into the nesting boxes.
    Last year we added 2 Silkies to the flock. I love their personalities, they are fantastic aunties to some motherless chicks we reared - said chicks are now the same size as the Silkies and still snuggle up with them. I'm looking forward to being part of this great online community and sharing my passion for all things hen related.
     
  2. peepacheep

    peepacheep Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from Oregon!
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. What lucky chickens to have their own sunroom. :thumbsup
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. Broken

    Broken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2012
    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. mrs bhudda

    mrs bhudda New Egg

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    Oh my! In this weather I am sorely tempted to join them[​IMG]
     
  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     

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