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 Hi everyone  .. First off, I love seeing everyone's breeds and coops, etc! My name is Melody and I live in Bayfield, Co right outside Durango.   My funky little blended family and I (fiance, my two kids & his two kids & 5 dogs) just decided to added chickens to the big happy bunch.   We started off with 2 Barred Rock & 2 Orpingtons and we all fell in love and I went back and got two more Rhode Island Reds.  I'm hoping someone gets me a silkie for Mothers Day ;)   We are off to a good start and they are growing up so quick and have the funnest little personalities.    I'm excited to see them progress and I love tending to them after a day at work.   Never in my life did I think I'd be a gal who is raising chickens, but I love love love it and love hearing about everyone elses experiences!    Nice to 'meet' you all!  ~Melody

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Greetings from Kansas, MellowD, and welcome-byc.gif!  Pleased you joined our flock!  Glad you added chickens to your happy family - hope they bring additional joy!  Best of luck to you!

I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan big_smile.png

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Hello Neighbor!  I'm in Bayfield, too.  Just got my first peeps yesterday from Gem Village feed store.

I'm trying to learn quick so any advice for high altitude and cold winters (and anything else) would be appreciated.

I bought 4 Production Red (same as Sexlink) and 2 Buff Orphingtons. 

My kids and the neighborhood kids are constantly handling them.  I make them rotate often so they are

getting warmed up in the heat lamp.  I hope it won't be too much handling for baby chicks. 

 

Looking to learn and great photos of your peeps!

Sunny

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Hi Melody and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

 

The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced poultry keepers - loads of info on anything poultry. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 
 
 
You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.
 
All the best
CT
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