I Just signed up here in backyardchickens and I am excited to start with this chicken adventure.
I live in unincorporated El Paso County, Colorado. (Falcon, East of Colorado Springs) and we are allowed by the county a "Reasonable amount of Chickens" (which I don't know how much that would be, so I decided it would be 10..lol ) no Rooster tho.
I went to buy 3 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 3 Ameracaunas (which according to what I read they are probably Easter egger mutts, which I am totally fine with) 2 Buff Orpingtons and 2 Plymouth Barred Rock.
They are sitting in the garage now in their brooder as we speak... Hopefully it is nice outside by the time we need to move them out to the outside world of my back yard... lol They told me they are very tolerant to cold and that They should be ok with the Colorado's Bipolar weather. Yesterday it was in the upper 60's and right now there is a winter weather advisory with snow and 70,mh winds! So I'm trying to make my coop as wind proof as I can.
I have 2 toddlers and a husband that are participating with the chick rearing and trying to tame them into being held and cuddled...lol my chicks are barely 3 weeks old and I have learned who is who and the huge differences in their personalities and characters. My orpingtons run to me when I get close to the brooder and jump into my hand when I offer it. My easter eggers seem to not want to have anything to do with me...lol the Silver laced dotties are the most curious ones... always silently watching what I am doing. Mostly trying to figure out if they should run or stay because there might be food involved if they stay...lol the barred rocks flap their arms and run all over the place when they see me coming. I just love Chick TV! lol
Anyway, I'm really excited to be part of this community and impressed of how many ppl are involved in chicken keeping and of how useful this webpage has been to us.
Looking forward to chatting with you all here and in the facebook page.