First time chicken owner in Colorado

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SwedishNinja, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. SwedishNinja

    SwedishNinja New Egg

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    Hey all,

    I've been lurking for a while and finally decided to raise some chickens with my wife!

    We live in Centennial Colorado have a decent sized backyard and are starting chickens and gardening this year.

    We had some rollover vacation and decided to get our flock last week and we are already hooked. We have a black australorp, Red Star, Barred PR, Buff Silkie, speckled sussex, and silver laced red wyandotte. All were pullets except for the Silkie and Wyandotte were from a straight run.... Were nervous to find out the sex of those 2 because they were our pretty breeds.

    We found an old toybox at an estate sale we used for a brooder that works perfectly (the kitties get locked out of the room when we are not supervising.

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    My brother and I will be building a coop in the backyard similar to the mid-life crisis coop but a little less grand I suspect.

    Thanks to all of your great posts and guides we knew what to keep an eye out for pasty butt and we successfully cleaned off 3 of our chicks when we got them in, they then all took what must have been the world record poops in the chick division. (sorry if that was too graphic but we were so glad to see them feeling better)

    Here are some pics of the little ones, Ill keep you all posted on the coop. Any tips or tricks welcome!

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    Bonus not a chicken....

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    Thanks,

    Erik
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Sounds like you have a lovely varied bunch of chicks! They are all very cute.[​IMG]
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Erik

    Glad you could join the flock! You have some lovely chicks there, a lovely variety. Good luck with the silkie and Wyandotte I hope they are girls :fl My top tip for your coop and run would be that they are secure and predator proof. Predators are very persistent and will thing nothing of chewing through and breaking into coops and runs. It always better to be safe rather than sorry.. I learnt the hard way and lost my birds to a fox.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly.
    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 November....... my favorite month Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Keep those chicks safe from the cats!

    I live in Colorado too! Enjoy your new chicks!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Eric. Glad you decided join to our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Are those Sphynx cats in your pics?
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Courtney1978

    Courtney1978 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! Newbies here in Denver. Got our chicks 2 weeks ago today! 6 total, and am in the process of building their coop now. So much fun!
     

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