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post #2331 of 2414
Thanks! I may have gotten a bit carried away... as a result my wife insists I have an escort when I go to the feed store. Lol
Edited by tjwillis50 - 4/27/16 at 6:10am
post #2332 of 2414

Welcome to the wonderful world of chicken math!


(Technically, you have only 6 chickens.... hehhehe)

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post #2333 of 2414
Originally Posted by tjwillis50 View Post

Hello all, Logan, NM here.  We're just getting our flock started.  It will be a pretty mixed bunch but we've always enjoyed a variety of colors in other flocks we've seen and decided to go that route.  So far we have...

7 - Black Laced Gold Wyandotte pullets
2 - Blue Laced Red Wyandotte - cockerels
5 - Black Laced Silver Wyandotte - straight run
7 - Gold Sex Link pullets
6 - Black Sex Link pullets
4 - Easter Eggers straight run
4 - Welsummer straight run
3 - Silver Leghorn - straight run
4 - Buff Orpington - straight run
3 - Barnvelders - straight run
14 - Barred Rocks - straight run (8 known cockerels)
1 - Silver Pencil Rock - pullet

We're only going to keep 2-3 of the roos depending on how many hens we end up with.  The rest will head to the freezer unless we are able to trade some for other breeds of hens - specifically Columbian Wyandottes, White Leghorn or Speckled Sussex.   Those may have to wait until next year, my wife just might have my head if I buy any more soon lol
Hello from 30 minutes north! I breed rhode island reds and silkies spcificaly right now. I have about 70 chickens right now. I have at least two incubators running all the time, a 8×8 brooding pen with 21 chicks now, still building breeder pens for cochins and hybrids, and a 25×15 hen house. I'd be interested in trading for a blue laced red wyandotte roo! Just holler at me if if you need help or have any questions!
post #2334 of 2414

I suspect I may have gotten lucky and received a BLRW pullet, or more likely that's just wishful thinking and I've got one roo that's a bit slower in developing than the other.  If I do indeed end up with 2, I'll definitely give you a shout.

post #2335 of 2414
Hello from northeast Albuquerque!
Just wanted to introduce myself and maybe get to know some of my fellow New Mexican chicken folks.
I grew up on a ranch in Texas with every kind of animal. But this is my first flock of chickens as an adult.

I have 7 little Ladies 1 and 2 weeks old:

Dorothy- Delaware
Rose- Buff Orpington
Sophia- Black Maran
Blanche- RIR
Josephine- Ameraucauna
Fiona- Golden Lace Wyandotte
Janet- Speckled Sussex

Coop is under construction and I will post pics when completed. Can't wait!

I'm just enjoying this all so much!

(We also have 5 cats and 2 dogs. And I'd love a goat eventually... thinking we'll need more land! I'm just crazy about critters, what can I say? )

post #2336 of 2414
Welcome, Sunny! Congratulations on your new chicks and can't wait to see pictures of your new coop.
Vision without action is just a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare.
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post #2337 of 2414
Does anyone want any hatching eggs? I have some Rhode island red and silkie eggs
post #2338 of 2414
Hi everyone
I will be soon moving from Florida to Santa Fe. I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips for my coop. The environment here in Florida is much different and I also live in a very Urban setting. I am mostly concerned about predators. Thanks for the advice!
post #2339 of 2414

Do you know where you will be living in Santa Fe?  Some of it is pretty urban, other areas aren't as dense.  I don't live there, but I remember driving through a few years ago and catching sight of a coyote going over the wall into someone's backyard.  Check the zoning for where you intend to live.  Good luck!

-- The Accidental Peahen
-- The Accidental Peahen
post #2340 of 2414
X2 on the zoning. Some developments you can have horses, but not chickens. Go figure.

Just know your coop will need to be very secure and you'll get snow in the wintertime. Santa Fe is at 7000 feet in elevation, so quite a different climate than you have now, ashums.

I love New Mexico, hope you do too!
Vision without action is just a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare.
Vision without action is just a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare.
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