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Chicks in Colorado

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jenn White, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. Jenn White

    Jenn White Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I'm excited to be a BYC member... there's so much great information here!
     
  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC, Jenn :)

    There's a "Colorado" thread on here if you want to touch base with us all at once ;) ...
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/68894/colorado

    And howdy, neighbor ;) I will for sure have chicks this spring, but the only purebreds I'll have are Silver Spangled Hamburgs. I'll have so.e Black Australorp/Blue Andalusian crosses and Splash silkies too :)

    I am so nervous when it comes to shipping chicks, so I don't blame you for looking closer to home, and you'll meet some great people at local swaps :)
     
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  3. Jenn White

    Jenn White Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, shortgrass! The Colorado thread is sure to be helpful. I'm glad we're neighbors... I love Colorado!
     
  4. Jenn White

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    Here are the four EEs that survived shipping
    [​IMG] Chili - The leader of the pack... a bold and fearless risk taker as well as the peacekeeper of the bunch
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    Curry - Sweet and mellow with occassional fits of get up and go, go, go

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    Cayenne - The fiery instigator... Chili works hard to keep her in line
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    Saffron - The 1st to cuddle up & fall asleep on us whenever the girls are out... her wispy fuzz reminds us of her namesake
     
  5. Jenn White

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    Thanks to everyone who suggested the Colorado thread to help find chicks this time of year that I could drive to and avoid further losses to shipping. I was able to find two fantastic and very personable Olive Egger chicks to replace the two lost in our shipment of Easter Eggers. Enormous thanks to Coleen and Dan for their warmth and a great tour of Honeybadger Farms. Here are the two new girls:

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    Basil - an incredible lovie... she was hopping up on my lap and snuggling into my hands as soon as she was out of the brooder

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    Fennel - she may be smaller, but her peep is MUCH bigger
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  7. Jenn White

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    The EEs at one week old:

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    Chili - constantly being on the go makes it hard to get a clear picture of her

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    Curry - currently leading the way in pin feather growth

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    Cayenne - our resident ball of fluff... she may be the smallest and be showing the least pin feather growth, but she's one of the fist to pick up on something new

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    Saffron - pretty sure she's got a cover of Chick Monthly in her sights... she poses for the camera even though she shows the least ego and has the mellowest personality of the bunch
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    For some reason, I haven't been able to view any of your pictures. Is everyone else seeing them ok?
     
  9. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    I can't see them either, NFC...just a little photo square and the words Displaying image whateverthenumberis.
     
  10. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Thanks @Blooie glad it's not just me.
     

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