Hello! I've started homesteadin' in Denver!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LiveInBliss, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. LiveInBliss

    LiveInBliss Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All!

    I am very excited to have started a little homestead in West Denver. I currently have 6 chickens (5 different breeds). They are adorable. About 3 months old now. They are learning every day and so am I!

    I just wanted to introduce myself so I can get some love and support from all of you seasoned homesteaders!

    Thanks in advance!
    Cheers,
    Caitlin
     
  2. 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.

    I live in Colorado too! About two hours from Denver! Great that you joined!

    Good luck with your flock!:)
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! This IS the place to be when you own poultry.

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

    Welcome to our flock!
     
  5. LiveInBliss

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    Hi ALL AGAIN!

    How in the world do I keep the flies down!?!?
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    You need to use sand. I switched over to sand a couple years ago, and I do not have a single fly hanging around!! Check out this link on sand and how to use it...https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/444759/got-sand-you-should

    I dig mine out of nearby arroyos and dry washes. It is soft on the pads, you can hose it down in the summer to keep the birds cool, it absorbs the poop and all the smells, it stays dry when wet and the birds just love it! Very easy to maintain. I do recommend using sand with a covered run however. I use it in the coop as well and even in the nest boxes!

    Flies don't like the dryness of sand. They prefer wet dirt with organic matter in it.

    You can also look for more help in our predators and pests section here too...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/13/predators-and-pests

    Good luck with those flies!
     
  7. LiveInBliss

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    Hey Thanks! I will check that out! Now I'm thinking..what is the world do I do with all this straw?! HA! Learning learning learning!

    Thanks again
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Mint and ACV helo keep flies away too. Hang mint bouquets around and in the chicken run or wherever you have flies. Put ACV in the water and scrub some stuff with it and the flies won't bother you!
     
  9. RumAcres

    RumAcres Just Hatched

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    What is ACV?
     
  10. RumAcres

    RumAcres Just Hatched

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    Never mind. Figured it out; Apple cider vinegar.
     

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