Advice on finding chicken enthusiast in STERLING, COLORADO, any ideas?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lornakellogg, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. lornakellogg

    lornakellogg New Egg

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    Hi Everybody,

    I am part of a chicken co-op with 6 other families, we each care for the flock 1 day/week and the coop is in my large back yard. My young son is about to get a service dog from the Colorado Prison Dog program in Sterling, Colorado http://www.coloradoci.com/serviceproviders/puppy/index.html?training.

    The program coordinators are happy to bring the two prospective dogs we're choosing between out to visit someone who has chickens in Sterling, Colorado where the dogs are being trained so they can see how the dog reacts to seeing chickens for the first time. Our coop here in Boulder, Colorado (3 hours drive away) is pretty bullet-proof but the chickens free range during the day in an area that is fenced but a dog could dig under if he really wanted to get at the chickens. It’s pretty urgent that we can see if the prospective dog seems nonchalant about chickens or has a strong prey instinct that kicks in, it’s usually pretty clear right away.

    Can you think of any way to help me find a family or business with chickens in Sterling, CO that might be willing to let our case worker visit with a dog for a few minutes? I’ve searched for over an hour online & can’t find anything or anyone so far.

    Warm regards,

    Lorna

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  2. gardendufus

    gardendufus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lorna, why don't you go to the Colorado thread and post this. Might help to hit the target area.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/68894/colorado
     
  3. pichuris

    pichuris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Strasburg I would be willing.
     
  4. wsmith

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  5. AlivianAcres

    AlivianAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in Elizabeth...probably not much help...hope you can find someone.
     

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