Guidance requested from Loveland, CO

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Photog, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Photog

    Photog New Egg

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    Hello everyone,

    We live in Northern Colorado and are planning getting some backyard chickens, hopefully very soon.

    I've been doing some research on breeds and such but MAN there's a lot of choices. Feeling a bit overwhelmed!

    So I'm requesting some guidance from people who know more that we do about this and hope to be steered in the right direction.

    It's almost April so is it too late to get chicks? (We want eggs).

    Should we start with adults? Sub adults?

    What breeds can be found around here locally? Or will we need to order them? (looking for hardy and friendly chickens).

    Is there a "best" chicken for this region?


    Thanks very much in advance!

    Marcus
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] So glad you have joined us.

    I would suggest you question those in your area. Here's a link to the Colorado "where am I, where are you" thread:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/68894/colorado

    Most places have baby chicks now. I don't know what breeds will meet your needs, but if you can get sexed baby chicks, you will love the experience of raising them.

    Feel free to ask questions we're here to help.

    Good luck on your decision and locating the breeds you elect.
     
  3. Photog

    Photog New Egg

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    Excellent, THANK YOU!
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s 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. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! Glad you joined! [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope you will update once your have your chicks/chickens. Photos would be nice too.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Marcus. Glad you decided join our flock. Murray McMurray has an excellent "chick selector" tool at https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chick_selector.html to help you determine which breed is best for you (whether or not you get your chicks from MM, the tool is still very useful). Just be sure and click on "show more characteristics." Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever breeds you end up getting, good luck with your flock.
     
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Hello Marcus!
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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. 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.

    Wow you live in Loveland Colorado!? I live in Estes Park so only an hour away.
     

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