Rocky Mountain Chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rudibell, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Rudibell

    Rudibell Out Of The Brooder

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    Thinking about raising meat birds or duals in Western Wyoming for the summer months (May-October), elevation 6000'. Have a shed for a coop and a dog to watch them. Any hints on how to get started? What breeds would do well in our cold, but sunny climate (it gets up 85F in July/August, but it can freeze anytime of the year)? Does it matter, if they're male or female, if they're just for meat (would multiple males fight)? PM me, if you live close by and are willing to show off your operation.

    Thanks for all replies in advance...RB
     
  2. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from UT! Sorry, I don't raise meat birds, but if you try posting in the Meat Birds section, you will find your answers there. [​IMG]
     
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us!
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

    Imp
     
  6. chocolate m'scovy

    chocolate m'scovy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Birds with rose or pea combs do well in extremely cold climates. There are Buckeyes, Chanteclers, Rose-combed Rhode Island Reds, etc.
     
  7. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    [​IMG] I recommend a pea combed cross breed. Get that hybrid vigor in there [​IMG]
     
  8. Turkenlover

    Turkenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Colorado!! It gets cold here too!
     
  9. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from Missouri [​IMG]
     
  10. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] From Indiana! [​IMG]
     

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