Greetings from Colorado!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by megshen, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. megshen

    megshen New Egg

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    Hello,

    I have been raising my adorable chickens since mid-April and have been thoroughly enjoying it. Today I cut a cucumber in half and just watched the girls attack it in delight. Chicken-raising has been fun.

    If I could give myself advice back in April it would be to R-E-L-A-X. I remember many nights waking up in the middle of the night to check on the brooder to ensure a proper temperature, I scoured the internet because of new sounds coming from the chicks, I would check the nesting boxes 4x a day starting at 18 weeks until one finally laid an egg at week 20. This has been a true joy raising those chicky-poos and I have used BYC on numerous occasions to look at forums to answer some of my questions. Today I decided to actually join the community to get my questions answered and to communicate with the same hobby.

    Now if only I could get my neighbor's horses to stop picking at my coop, we'll be all set! See my thread here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1025119/how-to-keep-horses-away-from-coop


    I look forward to getting to know you all, your own chicky-poos, and to talk about mine!

    Megshen
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    I've had my small flock for 2.5 years and still jump at any sound, & have them under camera surveillance [​IMG].

    Sorry don't know anything about horses. but sounds like you need to fence them out of the coop area.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. AnimalsRmyLife

    AnimalsRmyLife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you continue to have a wonderful time here! We're glad to have you join us!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Megshen. Glad you decided to join our flock. All of us here at BYC have OCD (Obsessive Chicken Disorder) and very few of us are immune to "chicken math." If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is loads of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I have a feeling I've already answered you on some thread. I did ask if you have spoken to your neighbor about his horses causing damage to your property. I also suggested along with others to use electrified tape to teach them better manners. Your neighbor needs to get them some LARGE horse Jolly balls, so they can amuse
    themselves in a less harmful manner. Horses get in trouble when they are bored.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    You're right, raising chickens is fun! They are such personable, interesting little things.

    Have you found your state thread yet? Here's a link to the CO one if you'd like to pop in and say hello:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/68894/colorado

    It's nice having you here!
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  9. megshen

    megshen New Egg

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    I am having a hard time finding this electrified tape. Where do you go to purchase this? Thanks for the tip!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You can find it at http://www.maxflex.com/Tape_Strand.HTM. At least I think this is what drumstick diva is referring to.
     

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