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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LeslieS, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. LeslieS

    LeslieS Chirping

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    Hello! I live in southern Colorado on a ridge at 7k' altitude. We have a few acres, are off grid and building a house, and we want fresh eggs! But we do have bears, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, foxes...weasels, raccoons, skunks, you name it we got it.

    I knit, love to bake bread, and we have a greenhouse that needs outfitting. Trying to be more self sufficient, and eat healthier.

    So, hopefully we can have lots of great information exchanges!
     
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Welcome! Always room on the roost for a new friend around here, and we wont even put you through the pecking order, lol
     
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  3. LeslieS

    LeslieS Chirping

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    That's good to know!! LOL.
    Thanks for the welcome, Friend!
     
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  4. Welcome. Sounds like you are a busy bee. I like to stay busy too. The chickens will be a fun addition to your life there.
     
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  5. LeslieS

    LeslieS Chirping

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    Well, thanks for the encouragement. I'm sure they will, and so glad I found this fun community!
     
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  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi Leslie and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    On this link you'll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping birds - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archives

    This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 I’d suggest including your location using the guide in that link. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  7. LeslieS

    LeslieS Chirping

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    Wow, how wonderfully helpful! Thank you so much!

    Best wishes to you too. Love your nickname!
     
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    Hello, and welcome! Wow, with that many predator's around, I sure hope that you built your coop like Fort Knox!
     
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  9. LeslieS

    LeslieS Chirping

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    LOL. That's a roger. Forgot to include flying predators too. The most prevalent owl here is the great horned. And I have seen a bald eagle too.

    It'll be a challenge but I know there's help here!
     
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    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Yes, there is help here, and maybe you could ask other's in your states thread. Some of them may have the same predator problems as you do. Good luck with your flock!
     
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