Greetings from Colorado!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by klrgolden, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. klrgolden

    klrgolden New Egg

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    Hi everybody! I've been following this site since last Spring when we started cooking up our plans to add a small backyard flock to our brood. My two daughters, ages 6 and 8, and I built a 10-x20 enclosure in our 30x50 garden and modified a playhouse to be the chicken shack. It was great fun and we added 4 lovely ladies in June. A few weeks later they started laying and we've had eggs from all of them almost every day. I had no idea how much fun this experience would be, nor how attached we would all become to them. Even my husband, who was against the whole idea from the start, has warmed up to to them.

    We live in the foothills west of Denver on about 4 acres at around 7,000 ft. It's getting cold and we've already had some pretty good snows. Access to our garden is down (and up) a steep hill that's been getting burried in snow. I just finished modifying the tool shed under our deck to be winter quarters for the girls; not only is it much easier to get to them, but there's electricity in there and more interior square footage. No access to outside though and I hate the idea of them being cooped up with no fresh air or sunlight for long periods though so I imagine I'll be hauling them up and down that hill all winter depending on the weather. But when the winds get blowing to 70mph and the t-stat drops below zero I'll sleep better at night knowing their snug and secure.

    Anywhoo, just wanted to join up finally and introduce us. What a great community here and a wealth of great info.
     
  2. Picked you up on the unanswered post. Sorry this happens sometimes.

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    Come on every one. Lets give a whole hearted welcome !!!
     
  3. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello ! and [​IMG] !
    Sounds like you have a great set up ! The things we will do for our chickens !!! Dont forget to give them some warm oatmeal at night !!! LOL !...I am still waiting for the snow here in southern Ontario ,Canada...brrrr........
     
  4. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Utah
    [​IMG] from UT! Glad you joined us!
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Howdy neighbor [​IMG]
     
  6. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from Western Colorado. We get the wind like that over here too. When we built our coop we had it set up so the pop door was on a side that didn't get as much direct wind. Planning is everything.
     
  7. Brick243

    Brick243 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] From Oklahoma
     
  8. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

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    Another [​IMG] from Oklahoma - sounds like you will have a good setup for your hens through the cold winter - make sure there is plenty of ventilation in their cold-weather digs!
     
  9. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    [​IMG] Hello from California. Sounds like you are well on your way to spoiling your girls - you came to the right place. You will have lots of company here. [​IMG]
     
  10. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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