Hello from 7600 ft. in Colorado

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Coloradosuzie, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Coloradosuzie

    Coloradosuzie In the Brooder

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    Hi from southern Colorado. I live at 7600 ft. and will not be seeing warm spring weather until the middle of May. We started with chickens 2 years ago when we bought some 2 year old hens from a friend of friend; they were a mixture of RIRs and Americanas (sp?). We added 6 gold sex-linked pullets last year from an Amish auction. Through attrition, we are now at 13 hens. The main reason we have chickens is for the eggs. I've been "spying" on BYC off and on for awhile for help when we've had a sick hen, but decided to join so I can post questions. Obviously our older hens' production has severely declined so I'm going to replace them this spring and have some questions regarding this which I'll post in a different thread.

    My husband and I are both retired. We both enjoy trail riding - me on my horse and my husband either on his horse or molly mule- and hiking. We have a hobby greenhouse in which I grow cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers - jalapeno and bells. I also grow a few things outside which can produce in a cooler 90 day season.

    Other than the hens, we have 2 horses, 2 mules, 2 donkeys (for packing), 5 cows (the only remaining ones from our 35 cow herd), 1 diabetic dog and 2 cats.


    So glad to be a part of this group.
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - Find Your State Thread


    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  3. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC! Great to have you here!
     
  4. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Welcome! Join us over on the Colorado thread. Just jump to the last page, leave a comment, make sure your BYC settings will give you alerts when people post there, and check in from time to time.

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

    PS I am jealous of your green house. Growing anything at altitude without one is a serious challenge.
     
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  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    :frow Hello and welcome to BYC! There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
     
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  6. Nyla

    Nyla Crowing

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    :welcomeSo happy you could join us! There is tons of awesome information and amazingly nice people to help you along the way!
     
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  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Coloradosuzie :frow Welcome!

    I am pleased you delurked and hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Hello Suzie, it's nice to meet you :frow So glad you joined the BYC community.
     
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy Suzie from 512ft. Texas:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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