Newbie on the Northern Colorado Prairie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jencarta, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. jencarta

    jencarta Hatching

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    My husband and I bought a small straw bale house in the Colorado Front Range, just at the Western edge of the shortgrass prairie. We inherited a coop and chicken run with the house. This year, I decided it was time to get some chickens. I have two Rhode Island Red pullets that just started laying a couple of weeks ago (Mole and Cinnamon) and two Americaunas that I adopted from the Humane Society (Plucky and, well, still haven't come up with a name for the other. She has no personality at all.) I think the latter two might be getting old, but I'm not sure. They were still laying light-blue eggs when I got them, but now the eggs have very thin shells and I can't wash them without crushing the shell.

    They sure loved it when the Miller moths came through! I'm sure I'll have questions like - are tomatoes bad for chickens? Feel free to visit us on the web at http://prairiespace.blogspot.com/ - though I only have one chicken photo there right now! Need to update!


    Jennifer (and Dan)
     
  2. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Songster

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from PA! Be sure they have enough oyster shell for strong egg shells.

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  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    [​IMG] from WI. I will have to check your site....[​IMG]
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    Glad you joined and chickens love tomatoes

    Imp
     
  5. coloradochick

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    Hey Jen, welcome from someone who wishes she lived out where you are. Loads of info on this forum. [​IMG]

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  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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  7. SunnyDawn

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    Welcome from one newbie to another! [​IMG]
     
  8. mschickychick

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    Welcome to BYC. We are glad you're here.

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  9. pringle

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  10. australorp_breeder

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm new too, just joined yesterday.
     

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