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Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Bridgton, Maine
Re: New owner of chicks- am I doing it right?
That's a nice looking coop! If it gets very cold in your area, you might want to build the roost(s) so that you hens can sit on the wide side of a 2x4. That allows them to sit on their feet and keep them warm. My birds went through winter last year with temps down to -24 in an unheated, uninsulated coop with not even one case of frostbite on combs or feet.
Having chickens is fun. You'll be amazed to find that they are very curious, and not at all stupid. If you have a rooster, note how he watches over his girls, even when he doesn't appear to be doing so.
My "honey-do list" is so long it has chapters.