Wyoming Unite!!!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by klondike24680, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. wyochickenranch

    wyochickenranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Anytime as long as your close and usually have some kind of scrap to help out lol its a fun hobby for me plus it's always go to know someone that can split a chic or duck order
     
  2. babylove1985

    babylove1985 New Egg

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    I just recently relocated to Evanston WY from TN. I haven't purchased my flock yet and would love some suggestions on breeds that do well in the cold weather
     
  3. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    And welcome to Wyoming. Others will have suggestions but for the best suggestions, what type of chickens do you want? Are you after egg layers, meat chickens, dual purpose chickens, standard size or bantam size? Or do you just want chickens for pets?

    I believe rose comb chickens do better in cold weather than other types. Last year I had light brahmas which did very well for me and consistently laid all winter. I also had white-laced red cornish which did well also until they decided to go broody. Two of my three hens were so broody that whenever I would finally get them broken of being broody, they would lay at the most two eggs and then go broody again. I did get one fantastic hen out of the deal. She is a cornish/brahma cross and is sized in between the two varieties. She has currently laid an egg every day for 23 straight days and is showing no signs of letting up. She is also laying her egg earlier every day.

    I currently have her eggs in the incubator. If they hatch, they will be cornish/brahma/swedish flower hen crosses. They should be good layers when they mature.

    Good luck!
     
  4. insanity

    insanity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Babylove,
    Nice to have you here. Look up wyandotte. I've had good luck with them in the past. EE are also a good cold weather breed.
     
  5. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Welcome, Babylove, from the far, frozen north! I'm in Cowley, nearest big town is Cody. I have Buff Orpingtons, Golden Laced Wyandottes, Easter Eggers, Speckled Sussex and Black Copper Marans. I'm pretty new to this chicken stuff too....there aren't as many in my flock as it sounds from the list of breeds I have - just a few of each. I started with 14 - I now have 22, and I still don't know how I lost control. I chose the Easter Eggers for the grandkids because they love the idea of green or blue eggs, and I liked that they, like the others I got, are considered pretty cold hardy. Elk is right - what you end up choosing will depend not only on the cold hardiness but also on what you want them for. Good luck with whatever you choose..
     
  6. babylove1985

    babylove1985 New Egg

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    thanks everyone for the suggestions! I raised buff Orpingtons back home but was unsure how they would fair up here. I'm wanting a dual purpose standard bird and have been considering the light brahmas. do y'all have to heat your coops in the winter?
     
  7. CashandTracy

    CashandTracy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just provided a heart lamp with a shatter proof bulb. Hopefully I'll get to insulate the coop this summer.

    Welcome!
     
  8. JazzyChicks

    JazzyChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    To all our Sheridan and surrounding area folks, please feel free to join our local gardening group on facebook. I started it in hopes to bring together more like-minded people in our area. I have brought up chickens to the group before and had lots of good, helpful responses there (as well as here). We are planning a spring plant swap in the near future so keep an eye out for that too.

    anyways, lots of love to my wyo folk, it sure is a great place to call home [​IMG]

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/sheridan.gardeners/


    We now have 6 chicks! It is truly an addiction :) The coop is coming along more each week (weather permitting) and we are looking forward to some fresh eggs this summer.

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    half-a-coop in all its glory
     
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  9. Kalalyn21

    Kalalyn21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just got back from picking up some Jubilee Orpingtons, beyond excited to have them. Drove four hours to Idaho to get them and a few polish, golden cuckoo marans and some olive eggers to add to my FBCM flock
     
  10. ks3030

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    Do you have SFH eggs that you are willing to sell? I live outside of Jackson
     

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