Survived my first year and winter

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Kate E, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Kate E

    Kate E In the Brooder

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    It's nearly 50 degrees today in SE Wisconsin so I think we can officially call it Spring. I am coming up on the one year anniversary of my chicken keeping adventure and I can officially say I made it through my first Wisconsin winter with chickens. I wouldn't call it a breeze... I had a scare with a sick chicken in Januray (she pulled through), some isssues with bumblefoot and we are still dealing with leg mites on one of our girls but all in all I think my first year and first winter were a success. The girls are back to full laying capacity and we are enjoying the fruits of their labor. I'm looking forward to consistency in Spring weather so we can do some coop and run sprucing/ planting. For now the girls are enjoying more free range/ yard time and I'm enjoying caring for them in above freezing temps! Everyone seems to be happy and healthy.
     

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  2. JesusHChicken

    JesusHChicken Songster

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    Me too. No losses this winter. Hens all back to consistent laying. My buff went broody and hatched 7 chicks. Looking forward to painting coop and giving it a good clean.

    Edit: good looking healthy flock :thumbsup
     
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  3. Kate E

    Kate E In the Brooder

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    Thank you! congrats on the new additions to your flock!
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Beautiful flock
     

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