thinking about getting started in Colorado - would need to move in 9m

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by durangochic, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. durangochic

    durangochic Hatching

    Aug 20, 2010

    My family is thinking of getting a few hens to lay eggs/all the necessary accoutrements. We live in Durango, CO. I envision potentially doing this on an adjacent 1/2 acre undeveloped lot next door to mine. Any comments/suggestions would be great. Am I crazy to think I could do this and then move in 9 months (taking the chickens with, ofcourse)?

  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    If it's going to be a long distance move I'd wait until you've moved to get them.
  3. hudsonhousechicks

    hudsonhousechicks Songster

    Jun 2, 2010
    Oh, gosh. I think of moving eventually, in a few years, and the thought of moving the chickens gives me an anxiety attack! I'd wait. If the times comes when we do move several states away I really don't think I'd move the girls. There are too many folks that would be happy to have a few happy healthy laying hens so re-homing them wouldn't be too much of a problem.
  4. CarrieW

    CarrieW Songster

    Apr 12, 2010
    Durango, CO
    Hi neighbor! I'm in Durango also. I'd wait to get your chickens, but if it's fresh eggs you want, I'm sure I can find some extras for you. I have 13 laying hens that are giving me between 5 and 6 dozen a week, and have 25 girls that have just started laying.

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