New Colorado member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shotgunranch, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. shotgunranch

    shotgunranch New Egg

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    Shotgun Ranch is three-year-old ranch on the eastern plains of Colorado specializing in heritage breeds of livestock. We're home to six head of Texas longhorn cattle; 27 chickens including Rhode Island red, buff brahma, white-crested black Polish, silver-lace Polish, easter eggers and silkies; and 13 heritage turkey poults. We finally joined this web site because google sends us here every time we search for information.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, shotgunranch, and :welcome. Great to have you with us! Enjoy your heritage breed turkeys and cattle! And have fun on BYC! :D
     
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! Sounds like you have a nice flock! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
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  4. shotgunranch

    shotgunranch New Egg

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    We enjoy the chickens, but the reds and brahmas are better than two years old and egg production has slowed down dramatically. We'll be culling heavily this fall and bringing in some rocks and maybe more reds in the spring. If I can keep the local stray cat away from the turkeys, we'll be increasing the flock in the spring.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Maybe it's the heat that is slowing them down. Most chicken breeds tolerate cold much better than heat.
     
  6. shotgunranch

    shotgunranch New Egg

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    I'm not convinced it's the heat. They started slowing down before it got really hot and last summer (when we had more 100-degree days) we were getting about 5 dozen eggs a week from our 10 hens. This summer we're only getting about 2 dozen.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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

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