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Winter just showed up here in SW New Jersey. Rain, ice, snow, wind! I was hoping for a few more weeks of 50's and 60's so the bees could take advantage of the aster and goldenrod that I still see plenty of along the roads and powerline right of ways.
I stuck my ear against the beehive and could here that familiar hum.

In chicken news....lol

I found a better for me place to get my chicks; Ideal Poultry in Texas doesn't require me to order 25 chicks...just $25.00 worth so I got ...

Buff Brahma , Pullet - 3
Dark Brahma , Pullet - 3
Light Brahma , Pullet - 2
Dark Brahma , Male -1
White Only White Leghorn ,Pullet -3 (a friend is taking these)
Buff Orpington , Pullet -2
Rhode Island Red , Pullet -2

since this is my crazy season (I'm a chimney sweep) I'm having a coop built and delivered. It has 10 nesting boxes so that should be good for 12 hens and a rooster.
 

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We had to turn on the furnace this morning to warm up the house. :)

We get our chickens (australorps) from Ideal and have been quite satisfied. Of course, Ideal Poultry is about a 20 mile drive for us. ;)

Walt
 

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Yeah I'm envious of your beautiful coop too! :)

we are supposed to get 3-5 inches of snow late tonight. :shock: and temps in the 20'sF over the next several nights.

I just pulled the last 2 dozen carrots and 3 big red cabbages out of the garden. Guess that's it except for kale now!

oops- just looked out the window and the snow is starting already.... :(
 

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Beautiful coop, That is luxury.

We too had our first frost last night, Luckily the peppers did not get too hurt.....But the chickens are still laying and I put the heater lamp in the coop, turned on low.

As for nesting boxes, my 5 hens lay in only two of the four boxes..... So you have plenty.
 
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