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post #21 of 21258

Hey there fellow Coloradoans!
I'm in Colorado Springs, (Garden Ranch area) , but I feel an affinity with so many of you!

My husband and I went to HS in Parker (Ponderosa Grads).
My in-laws' family "homestead" is in Franktown (stone's throw from Elbert County as country roads go)
We lived in Greeley for 3 years, and Fort Collins for 4 years.
Now we've been in Colorado Springs for 2 1/2 years. 

Maybe it's a neighborhood by neighborhood thing, but when we were in FC, (near Taft Hill Rd and Mulberry) we were allowed to keep chickens.  That's where our first 4 were, and where they were eaten by local foxes, raccoon, and a neighbor dog.  sad  We're much more careful about how "free" our "free range" birds are now.  They have an enclosed run and are only allowed out of it to wander the rest of the yard under CLOSE supervision. 
Great to "meet" y'all.

My ILs say that they can't have chickens in Franktown (technically Russelville).  But that just can't be!  Everyone around them has horses, sheep, etc.  Aren't those more "intrusive" than chickens???
Anyone know more about that?

~ Mom of 6 younguns (12, 11, 9, 7, 4, 3)~
~Married 14 yrs to the most patient man in the world~
~MamaHen to 4 Pretty girls: RIR, Ameraucanas, Turken~
~Loving life at the foot of Pikes Peak~

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~ Mom of 6 younguns (12, 11, 9, 7, 4, 3)~
~Married 14 yrs to the most patient man in the world~
~MamaHen to 4 Pretty girls: RIR, Ameraucanas, Turken~
~Loving life at the foot of Pikes Peak~

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post #22 of 21258

I live about 20 minutes from Franktown and I see people with chickens along the highway just before Franktown (closer to Elizabeth).  Russelville is usually thought of as the area south of Franktown by us locals.  I have no idea on the 'rules' for chickens there but there are certainly all other manner of livestock.

There are some 'nice' subdivisions along Russelville Road so if your ILs live there it could be a covenants thing.

Oh, HI and welcome to another Coloradoan!

Australorps, Andalusian, Black Sex-link, Brahma, Buff Orps, EE, SS Hamburg, RIR, Red Sex-link, Silkies, Sussex, Welsummer, White Leghorns, Wyandotte and Guineas!
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post #23 of 21258

welcome-byc  chicknsnbiskits

post #24 of 21258

Hi Chicken Afficianados!

I too live in Loveland.  Loveland is considering allowing backyard chickens (I am lucky enough to live in a little enclave that is not within the city limits and zoned farming, even though it's a subdivision, yippee for me!)  I believe that Fort Collins did pass the backyard chicken ordinance. 

I started my chickens in July.  My black sex link started laying about 2 weeks ago, which REALLY surprised me.  Not because of her age, but because I have not put any extra light in the chicken hut yet!  She's been laying every day.  My other two have yet to lay, but I'm not helping them any with the light situation. 

I think it would be fun to do a chicken hut tour sometime.  Mine is very simple, and I would love to see what other folks have done.  I have had no experience with chickens prior to this, but have always wanted them.  I knew that my dad had chickens when he was a boy, but his experience wouldn't help me too much.  I recently learned that he had 30 - 40 thousand! chickens.  That's more than I want : )

post #25 of 21258

Howdy neighbors big_smile

I live between the Springs and Fountain. I don't have any winged critters yet, but I am working on a pen and a "duck hut" so I can get some egg-laying ducks in the Spring.

7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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post #26 of 21258

hi there, im in the springs too!!! Im on the west side big_smile

Wife and Homeschooling, sahm of three children, 11, 8, and 5,  dog owner cat owner and crazy bird lady few cockatiel, zebra finches...down to five hens. 2 cookoo (sp?) marans, 2 mutts, and 1 blue cochin
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Wife and Homeschooling, sahm of three children, 11, 8, and 5,  dog owner cat owner and crazy bird lady few cockatiel, zebra finches...down to five hens. 2 cookoo (sp?) marans, 2 mutts, and 1 blue cochin
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post #27 of 21258

Hello All

I am in Broomfield colorado.

I just started raising Chickens about 7 months ago, and i am enjoying it very much.
I would like to meet up with other chicken people, maybe we could exchange chicks or fertile eggs. I have several eggs in the incubator right now and so far they are doing well.

If you would like to meet up let me know.

Bryan "AKA Luckeydog" big_smile

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post #28 of 21258

Welcome to all you new fellow Coloradoans and now BYCers.

Bryan we've tried to get together before (well kinda, it was chatted about) but it seems that we all live so far apart that nothing happened with it.  Maybe next summer we can plan something.

Australorps, Andalusian, Black Sex-link, Brahma, Buff Orps, EE, SS Hamburg, RIR, Red Sex-link, Silkies, Sussex, Welsummer, White Leghorns, Wyandotte and Guineas!
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Australorps, Andalusian, Black Sex-link, Brahma, Buff Orps, EE, SS Hamburg, RIR, Red Sex-link, Silkies, Sussex, Welsummer, White Leghorns, Wyandotte and Guineas!
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post #29 of 21258

Hello to all from Colorado Springs. Grew up on farms as a kid and have missed the chickens. So this year I ordered 3 (Barred Rock, Buff Orp and Black Australorp). Since they started laying, late August, we have received over 200 eggs from the three ladies.....

1 EE, 1 Buckeye, 2 Blue Rocks, 1 Australorp, 1 BBS Frizzle Cochin and 1 Barred Rock

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1 EE, 1 Buckeye, 2 Blue Rocks, 1 Australorp, 1 BBS Frizzle Cochin and 1 Barred Rock

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post #30 of 21258

Alright - who in Colorado is planning to have hatching eggs available at some point?

I am hoping to have at least Delawares and Faverolles next season if I can find nice roos for my ladies...  And I am trying to hatch some Marans and BBS Orps this winter.  If that works, I may have those available, too.

It would be nice to find closer sources for hatching eggs!

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