wanna be chikn farmer?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by stevenm, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. stevenm

    stevenm New Egg

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    hello, i believe i want to have chickens in my yard, im not worried about a coop im,more worried about breed type to start, will they survive the colorado weather and so on....
    any ideas where to start:D[​IMG]
    steve
     
  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    [​IMG] You have arrived at the right place to start....
     
  3. JerseyFresh

    JerseyFresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Start just where you are: BYC.
    Go through the past forum discussions and kick around the several articles in the Learning Center, you'll learn a ton. At least that's what I did.
    You still shouldn't be afraid to ask questions, we've all been where you are now. Good luck!

    I would think Colorado and Utah would have similar variables. We have Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, Easter Eggers, Black Sexlink, and Wyandotte. Tons of other breeds will do great as well.
     
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  4. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
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    [​IMG] Ditto to above.One word of advice...chickens are addicting. Decide how many u want, double that to build ur coop, and last bot not least, build ur coop BEFORE u get the chickens. Wspecially where u live u want to be prepared. Good luck & enjoy urself.
     
  5. wsmith

    wsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

    There is an active Colorado Thread. Lots of good advice on what types do well. We're getting Dominiques.[​IMG]
     
  6. wsmith

    wsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

    Where in Colorado are you? We are south of Fountain
     

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