"I found a guy in the north valley on Craig's List who sells chickens and turkeys. We got a rhode island red and 2 ameraucanas. They all three just started laying (ameraucanas laying green eggs). They are healthy and have sweet dispositions,…"
I have been contacted by a lady who wants to find a home for 8 hens and 2 roosters. Let me know if you would like to talk to her and I will pass your her contact info.
Anyone else looking for some laying birds ?
Hi everyone. I was looking for a couple of chickens to buy. One of my chickens died a couple weeks ago and I only have one. She is so lonely.. I just have a couple of chickens for the eggs. Any help out there? Karla See More
"My chickens are in a coop with a door, inside a shed converted to a chicken run with only chicken wire on two sides. They seem to be just fine. I had a light on at night for them just to lengthen the light hours, but a friend of mine…"
"Chickens will survive a lot of cold but if laying eggs is wanted more....a light bulb in a closed coop may be enough but if it is too poorly insulated it may need more heat. Chickens in straw is more comfortable for them as well. What I hope…"
"I Karla. I have the birds from the other post, so I wanted to respond directly to you on this post. Someone else passed on to me that birds were ok down to zero degrees, as long as they are protected from the wind and you…"
"I would Like to have some hens. I was going to wait until spring to purchase some. My friend has had chickens for years and has sold me on the benefits of have them. Fresh eggs, fun to watch, and free fertilizer! Let me know…"
"I don't know very much about raising chickens, but my brother (who lives in Seattle) has a bunch. He found last year that when he did put a heating lamp in the coop, egg production went way up (it had been declining as things got…"
"I'll third what others have said, chickens just need to be out of the weather and drafts. A friend of mine offered me a blanket used for drying concrete that he uses to help his chickens not be so cold, I might take him up on it."
"I'm in the South Valley, too. Far South Valley where it gets much colder than in town. Coops don't need to be heated, but they do need protection from wind, and straw is nice, so if your tractor coop doesn't have an enclosed area for…"
"i have silkies in the south valley and i have never ever heated their coops. they have huge nesting areas (boxes, dog houses, and barrels) and in the winter they get straw and i make sure to stuff them all in their nests if i have to after…"