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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by leanna1120, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. leanna1120

    leanna1120 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first winter as a chicken Mommy. Here in Wisconsin we've had a cold snap that will freeze your nose hair!! I am elated that my 8 X 8 coop is a balmy 18 degrees while it's -9 degrees outside...with windchill -25. My coop is insulated but it is not heated by anything other than 10 cozy 20 week old chickens. I have a lot of sofit and gable ventilation so the humidity is down as well. And just as exciting for me...my nipple watering system has not frozen yet!!! I have a drop in bucket heater and wrapped heat tape around the external nipples. Wow it's a good day to have some chickens !! Now all I need are a few eggs[​IMG]......
     
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    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow, it sounds like your ready for anything! [​IMG]
     
  3. leanna1120

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    I hope so! I just had to express my excitement in a place where it would be appreciated. My family just smiles and nods....they think I'm a little chicken crazy:)
     
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    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Most of my friends are like that. But I also have 1 friend who actually owns chickens! So we talk about chicken stuff and other people look at us weird![​IMG]
     
  5. leanna1120

    leanna1120 Out Of The Brooder

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    About 3/4 of my Christmas gifts this year had something to do with chickens. Made me so happy!!![​IMG]
     

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