Hello from Colorado

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BWArtist, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. BWArtist

    BWArtist New Egg

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    Hello all. I live and keep poultry in rural Colorado and I'm looking forward to meeting others that raise poultry as well. Even after raising poultry for over three decades, the wildlife will still challenge my efforts. Last spring I lost most all my birds to a fox that not only wiped me out but most of my neighbors as well.

    Most of my last summer has been busy hatching Dorkings and raising Cackle Hatchery's AstraWhites and Copper Marans. Along with a young flock of guinea keets. I have a good owl story pertaining to those keets.

    Anyway, I feed myself raising poultry and also enjoy their function, presence and entertainment .
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]




    Oh how I understand the problems with fox as I had one last year but I finally got the fox and fox are not all that easy to catch with steel traps ether I even watched one walk all over the set trap and not set it off so I had to POP the fox myself ...... [​IMG]



    Enjoy you feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  3. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Hello and :welcome

    We are glad you joined us! We can't wait to help you with your questions, and give you advice, and also hear your chicken advice! :p
     
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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I would love to hear your owl story. When I was raising chickens in Texas, we a pair of nesting Great Horned Owls that were killing and eating the neighbors' cats. :eek:( If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots 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.
     
  5. 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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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! :frow welcome to BYC :cd
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens - it would be a great idea to check out the predator threads to ask and learn about getting rid of fox. They can climb, jump high, dig under , squeeze
    through and are extremely determined.
     
  9. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    I'd like to hear your owl story too!

    It's nice to have someone with all your poultry experience join us, look forward to seeing you around the boards.
     
  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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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. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     

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