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Greetings from Colorado

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by herechikiechik, May 7, 2016.

  1. herechikiechik

    herechikiechik Out Of The Brooder

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    This seems like a wonderful group!! I am a novice -- just getting started with my first chicks in the uber large dog kennel while we construct our coop. I am finding all this very fascinating, to be sure!! In advance....appreciate your knowledge, experience, and willingness to share it!

    Lisa
     
  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    [​IMG] Lisa!
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Lisa

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on getting your chicken adventures started :clap
    Raising chicks is great fun and very rewarding too. Have you checked out the learning centre? Lots of fab articles there that I'm sure you will find very helpful. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future. Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. herechikiechik

    herechikiechik Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the warm welcome!! We are having so much fun with these chicks. I have visited the Learning Center several times, but alas....grandchild over for the weekend, and focus is in short spirts. I have a quick, dumb question (that may very well be in the Learning Center). We will be designing our own coop, mostly because we have an impressive amount of scrap supplies. But why, in most photographs, is the floor of the coop up off the ground? Digging? Predators??

    Since reading about various breeds, I would sure like to acquire a Black Copper Maran for the deep brown eggs. The Appenzeller Spitzhaubens sounds fun, as well! This is a constant source of entertainment!! How do you ever get anything else done?

    Lisa
     
  5. lclark

    lclark 20 acres bliss

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    Welcome to the BYC family! Chicken coops are normally raised due to the many predators they have. There are many factors to take into consideration when setting up your coop and brood box. Feel free to ask questions at any time! Myself and many others are always willing to help where we can [​IMG] Best of luck!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Lisa. Welcome to Backyard chickens. Floors are also raised if the area gets a lot of rain.
     
  7. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi Lisa and welcome to BYC - some great advice already, so i will just say hi [​IMG]

    Best wishes

    CT
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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

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