Hello from Wyoming

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Changs Market, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Changs Market

    Changs Market New Egg

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    Thankfully not everywhere in the state of Wyoming is as unfriendly to chickens as Casper. Honestly Casper is the exception, most everywhere else in the state is chicken loving. We moved from Casper to Buffalo 2yrs ago and onto 2.5 acres. We always had plans of doing some sort of renewable food source and we have decided chickens would be the first step. We are very excited to start harvesting eggs and watching the chickens do their thing. So far planning and coop building is about we have done. We started the coop a week ago and have been enjoying the build process. If having chickens and eggs is 1/2 as much as building the coop we will very happy with our BYC endeavor. Any-who here's the progress so far. If you can't tell we like TREMORS movies. Still have more to do, but once the PERFECTION water tower is up, in IT'S ON!

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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    :welcome Love that coop it is funny as heck, don't forget to put pictures in the BYC Coop section, or you can always try People magazine. Any idea what chickens you'll get for the coop?
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    My Coop
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  4. Changs Market

    Changs Market New Egg

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    Thanks for the response. As far what breed of chicken...not really sure yet. Just have to be very hearty to endure our winters. Any suggestions?
     
  5. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your State is beautiful! Once I get my CDL ill finally go to your state only thing is I am scared driving Rocky Mountains west of Cheyenne... Heard rumors of truckers brakes smoking.. Jake brake will be on whole way!!
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. Changs Market

    Changs Market New Egg

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    Yeah between Cheyenne and Laramie is a pretty steep section of interstate. Also dropping into Salt Lake City. Just start your descent very slow because once you overrun your brakes you can get yourself into serious trouble. Highway 16 drops into Buffalo from the top of the Big Horns at a peak of 9,666ft. It is very steep and last year we had 2 trucks loose their brakes. They both passed up the runaway truck ramps, both resulting in fatalities. A 3rd trucker used the ramp and was just fine.

    Good luck on the CDL it is a great way to see the country and make money while doing it.
     
  8. Changs Market

    Changs Market New Egg

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    Not sure of what breed we will be getting. The local Co-op gets chicks in the spring so we have some time to decide. Still much to learn.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The breeds with rose or peacombs are popular farther north (less chance of frostbite), Wyandottes, Buckeyes, EE/Ameraucana, though hens with smaller single combs can fine, if you are looking primarily for egg production sex links might be a good choice.
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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