New in Colorado Springs, CO

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Doug in Colorado, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Doug in Colorado

    Doug in Colorado Chirping

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Brand new.

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

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    N/A

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Google

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Ham Radio (K0LEF) and jewelry making (turquoise and silver)

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    Came here to find out where to buy, what to buy and how to raise chickens.

    Thanks,
    Doug in Colorado
     
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  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Addict

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    Hi Doug! :frow

    Lots of great people here.

    I can link you to my favorite place on here.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    Are you looking to raise birds for pets, eggs, meat? That will all come into play when choosing breeds. Everyone has a favorite breed though.

    Northern Colorado feeders supply is AWESOME for chicks but quite a drive for you. They are in Fort Collins.

    If ordering chicks there are a lot of options.

    :welcome the best place on the web!
     
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Welcome to backyard Chickens!

    You will love having them
     
  4. Doug in Colorado

    Doug in Colorado Chirping

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    Looking to raise for eggs. We are currently using 1-2 dozen eggs per week; that doesn't account for hard boiled eggs. Maybe about 5-6 dozen per month. Conservative estimate.

    This is something that my wife has wanted for a long while.
    Thanks, Doug
     
  5. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    You might need 3 hens per family member then!

    Backyard chicken eggs are awesome!
     
  6. Doug in Colorado

    Doug in Colorado Chirping

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    That sounds like what my wife was planning. It's just the two of us, so 6 chickens.

    Doug
     
  7. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    One good thing about having chickens is that there is usually more eggs the next day!

    Second winter and molting will lower egg production though
     
  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  9. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Welcome, Doug and wife. Enjoy your time prowling around on BYC. Lots to learn. My FIL was a Ham Radio Operator. Do you garden? Chickens are wonderful gardeners (in the off season). They make great tillers, bug and weed killers.
     
  10. TomZilla43

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    Hey Doug:welcome. Glad you could join us. :frow
     

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