New from the Colorado Northern Plains!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by COPlains, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. COPlains

    COPlains Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2016
    Been Lurking for a few days, wanted to fill out a profile before I posted but am unable to. It is either the Windows 10 monster, or I have to post first! So, here is the copied recommended format!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?....... New to Chickens, in the process of buying property in North East Colorado that will allow me to, so I am doing my research here!

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?....... 0

    (3) What breeds do you have? .......none, I want pets as much as food. Dual purpose layers/meat and from info here I am leaning towards Doniniques. Havent seen anything about effects of elevation (5000+ foot) on different breeds.

    (4) How did you find out about Internet search.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?....... Anything outdoors, hunting, fishing, Hobby Farming.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share...... Family of 5 is looking forward to be able to have chickens and possibly Goats. Just a cool Dachshound named Rommel for a pet. I am Military, a Toolmaker, Welder, and general Jack of all trades!

    Great site so far, lots of good info here! Thanks to all that are so willing to help and share their experience!
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  2. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    If you haven't already done so, check out the Learning Center for some great articles to help get you started:

    As for the effect of altitude on which breed you select, I believe weather is more of a factor than elevation. Chickens generally do better in the cold than they do the heat so you'll have plenty of dual purpose breeds to choose from. This is one of the LC articles you may be especially interested in:

    It's great to have you here, make yourself at home!
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to our community. It sounds like you have exciting times ahead. All the best with planning for your new flock!

  4. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 14, 2015
    Northern Colorado
    Welcome to BYC, neighbor ;)

    Great peeps here lol, lots of info. Watch out for "chicken math" ha-ha; it strikes many, myself included ;)

    And welcome to CO, if you just moved here. Beautiful state, and you have some excellent options in the NE; PM me if you need help finding anything in particular, especially low cost bulk feed or windbreak material lol ;)
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC from your neighbor to the north in Montana. Glad you decided to join our flock.You have a very good and thorough introduction. :eek:) X2 on NorthFlChick; if you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2016
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. I'm glad you made it official. :frow
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. You might like to post on your state thread to get advice from locals - who know the climate and breeds etc.
  9. COPlains

    COPlains Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2016
    Thanks everyone for all of the good wishes and advice! I have been into the learning center but somehow missed the regional forums. I will be lurking around! I have a few months to get the coop with a nice run built, and a suitable place made for the chicks. Really liked the set up with the heating pad I seen on here!
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    You're welcome.

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