Edgewood, NM - New Chicken Guy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Powellcole5490, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Powellcole5490

    Powellcole5490 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone,

    I've lurked around this site quite a bit, but now it's time to go ahead and sign up to be a part of this fantastic source of information. My wife, our daughter (16 months old), and myself very recently purchased 8 chickens to join our family. 2 Buff Orphington, 2 barred sex-linked something, 3 Ameracuanas, and 1 more we just call roxie. We just moved onto a 13 acre farm here in New Mexico. I'm hoping to meet up with someone local who can impart some chicken wisdom on us. Thanks for all the information. I've already learned so much.

    Coleman
     
  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ejcrist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not local but in the same general region as you; my Sister lives just up the road from you in Los Alamos. You're in a nice area. As far as general stuff goes I'd say protect well against predators, take care to provide shade in the summer, and don't worry about the cold in the winter. I'm raising my first flock now and I noticed they seem to like the chilly mornings but they'll stay out of the sun when it gets in the high 80's. And like xxmingirl said, take a look at the learning center for any specific questions you might have.
     
  4. Powellcole5490

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    I don't have too many. Here are just a couple from my phone. The picture of the chicks is the first day we brought them home. They are much bigger now and we have added the three ameracuanas.

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  5. Powellcole5490

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    Thanks for the info!!! We took our chicks out into the backyard to play around a bit and they loved playing in the shade! The sun was too hot for them. I need to keep that in mind when they move into the coop. Thanks again!
     
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    Hi guys hope your chicks do well! I use to live in moriarty 3 years ago so im from your neck of the woods i live in deming now
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. Powellcole5490

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    Oh wow very close. Actually, I live in between Edgewood and Moriarty but its actually closer to Moriarty than Edgewood. If you ever drove down Dinkle road, you surely drove by my house.
     
  9. Powellcole5490

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    Thank you very much. This site has already provided so much valuable information.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Glad you already found someone in the neighborhood. To find you state thread - just put New Mexico in the search box and it will pop up.

    My sister lives in Bernalillo, and my niece in Rio Rancho. I can't handle heat.
     

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