Edited by tjwillis50 - 4/27/16 at 6:10am
New Mexico - Page 234
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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
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:
Rose- Buff Orpington
Sophia- Black Maran
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? )
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!
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!