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Nov 20, 2018
Southern Colorado, Zone 6A
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!

Pork Pie

Premium Feather Member
7 Years
Jan 30, 2015
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


Chicken math has me!
Premium Feather Member
6 Years
Mar 21, 2016
Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
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!

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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