Washingtonians Come Together! Washington Peeps

Hinotori

Silver Feathers
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Apr 27, 2011
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We hit 21 last night. About the limit before I shut the coop doors for the silkies. The large fowl coop is such that the human sized door is always open. No drafts can get to them. Never a frost bite issue when I had a few single combed birds.

Heck I've had silkies hatch eggs and have chicks on the ground outside in colder temps.

Chickens have their own down jackets. They will be fine. If they get too cold they snuggle together. I have flat 2x4s for roosts so they always sleep on their feet. I also put a board across the two roosts for those birds that like to pile a bit more. The young ones mostly.
 

penny1960

Yippity do Da Yippity ay
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Dec 29, 2015
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I just realized it’s going to reach 30 tonight. The barn gets COLD. The chickens will be fine, right? Totally fine. Who, me worry? Nope.
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Have to agree windows one in each room of banty coop are both still open they are higher than the birds ..
None of mine or my big girls coops are bothered daft over the birds is ventilation
is good not on them if they have feathers they are good
 

Stefrrr

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May 25, 2020
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So! Everyone was fine. Six eggs today out of seven layers.

I wanted chickens for literally DECADES and finally got them this year after my spouse and I bought a farm in 2018. Chicken math hit hard and fast and I have 25 already, including Gunther (the best rooster of seven!).

I was worried they’d smell bad and they’d be a lot of work, but they’re SO EASY. And SO entertaining.
 

penny1960

Yippity do Da Yippity ay
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Morning all took yesterday off here picked up my meds then went to a mamber house in Yelm picked up 18 eggs to hatch call that a good day going for a pedicare now more later it was a great day
 

chicken3fly

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Not telling!
We LOVE our friends in Washington State and we know y'all love to chat! The original Washingtonians thread has over 80,000 replies which is AMAZING!

It's great to see peeps who love raising backyard chickens come together, but all that discussion in a 5 year old thread is bogging down the server when we do updates. For this reason we're starting this new Washingtonians thread.

Rest assured that the entire original Washingtonians thread will remain closed from new replies, but completely intact. You'll be able to reference, search, and read it any time!

Please continue all of your great discussions here.

Thanks to all our Washington friends for being (chatty) members of our wonderful community!!!!
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