TN Hillbilly

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Duckwing, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Duckwing

    Duckwing In the Brooder

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    Kids are gone, one off to college, and the other an engineer. So, I've found some cool birds to raise for my wife and I. Two young Silver Duckwings, they were hatched at a friend of mines place early last spring. Currently they are in a 6x4x4 coup because that is easier for me to keep warm this winter. The sides are blanket insulated with some heat reflecting foil. I have two heat lamps. We watch them to keep them from getting too hot, or cold. So-far-so-good. I have a small barn on three acres so if I can keep critters away from them, I should be okay. My biggest threat is the neighbors dachshund.
     
  2. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC! Would love to see pics of your chickens and your coop. The coop sounds too warm and insulated to me. Ventilation is the key to healthy chickens in the winter. If they are locked up too tightly, the moisture build up is what will make them sick. Have you checked out the coop building forum, or articles? Best of luck with your pullets!
     
  3. nchls school

    nchls school Crowing

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    Silver duckwings?? What breed? I believe silver duckwing is a color pattern. I'm also in TN and would like to see pictures of your birds if that's possible. Cold today so I plan on spending the day inside where it's warm.
     
  4. Quail_Kid

    Quail_Kid Songster

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  5. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Heat lamps in TN?
     
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

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  7. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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  8. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. The heat lamps are probably unneeded. Hot wire will educate the neighbor's dachshund.
     
  10. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with the start of your flock!
     

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