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Take a Peak Chicken Coop Tour May 17 and 18, 2014

The 2014
Take a Peak Chicken Coop Tour
May 17 and 18, 2014
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Visitor Information, Coo !ire"tory
P#ease, do not $rin% any do%s or ets on the to&r'
!o not "hase, ta&nt, feed or hand#e any $irds or other ets
on the "oo o(ner)s roerty'
*e "onsiderate of o&r nei%h$ors' Par+ a## ,ehi"#es on the
street or in desi%nated areas (itho&t $#o"+in% dri,e(ays'
-tay in desi%nated areas aro&nd the homes and "oos'
-&er,ise yo&r "hi#dren'
Restrooms will not e a!ailale "or use at coop locations#
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$asic %n"ormation on &eepin' Chickens
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In Co#orado -rin%s yo& "an ha,e & to 10 hens . /0 roosters' And, no more than 4 $ar+in% do%s and
4 yo(#in% "ats' 1o& may a#so ha,e nei%h$orhood or deed restri"tions to (orry a$o&t' That is "he"+in%
that sho&#d $e done *23042 yo& ro"eed (ith any #annin% or &r"hasin%' And don)t for%et the
nei%h$ors . ta#+ to them 5may$e e,en #earn their names6' 7ho +no(s may$e they ha,e or (o&#d a#so
#i+e to +ee a fe( "hi"+ens' 8ere is the $asi" "ity "ode "o,erin% the +eein% of anima#s'
Co#orado -rin%s City Code
9'7'109: A/IMA:- ;2PT 0/ P42MI-2-< -A/ITA41 42=>I42M2/T-:
Anima#s may $e +et (ithin the City &on "om#ian"e (ith the fo##o(in% re?&irements:
A' A## fe"a# (aste sha## $e remo,ed as ne"essary from remises and #a"ed in "#osed f#yti%ht "ontainers, at
#east e,ery three 5@6 to se,en 576 days' The Code 2nfor"ement 0ffi"er has the a&thority to order more
fre?&ent remo,a# deendin% on the n&m$er and siAe of the anima#s on the roerty' The "ontents of the
"ontainers sha## $e remo,ed from the City as ne"essary to re,ent the "ontents from $e"omin% a n&isan"e'
*' The remises &on (hi"h anima#s are +et sha## $e maintained in a "#ean and sanitary "ondition and
sha## $e s&$Be"t to inse"tion at a## reasona$#e ho&rs $y the Code 2nfor"ement 0ffi"er or the 8ea#th
!eartment'
C' The remises &on (hi"h an anima# is +et sha## $e fen"ed or the anima# tied so that the anima# (hi#e
&nattended is se"&re#y "ontained and is not a dan%er to ersons or roerty'
!' Any she#ter ro,ided for ra$$its or fo(# sha## "ontain an area of at #east fo&r 546 s?&are feet for ea"h
ra$$it or fo(#' An ade?&ate area o&tside the she#ter m&st $e ro,ided for any ra$$its or fo(#' The
maCim&m n&m$er of ra$$its or fo(# maintained on a remises sha## not eC"eed ten 5106 ea"h of the a%e of
siC 596 months or o#der'
2' Varian"e from the ro,isions of s&$se"tion ! of this se"tion, ertainin% to the n&m$er of ra$$its or fo(#,
sha## $e "onsidered a non&se ,arian"e as defined in the City)s Donin% Code and sha## $e %o,erned $y the
ro"ed&res set forth in the City)s Donin% Code'
3' The maCim&m n&m$er of do%s or "ats +et on the remises sha## not eC"eed fo&r 546 ea"h after attainin%
the a%e of fo&r 546 months, eC"et in roer#y Aoned and #i"ensed +enne#s' In addition to the maCim&m
n&m$er of do%s or "ats +et on the remises, a sin%#e #itter of &ies or +ittens a%ed fo&r 546 months
thro&%h ei%ht 586 months sha## $e ermitted so #on% as there is no more than one other #itter of &ies or
+ittens from $irth to a%e fo&r 546 months a#so +et on the remises' 51998 Code 11.11@< 0rd' 74.114<
1980 Code< 0rd' 87.@9< 0rd' 91.@2< 0rd' 01.42< 0rd' 0@.@1< 0rd' 0@.121< 0rd' 07.1@46
5/eCt year may$e (e add %oatsE6
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A ?&i"+ read of the Manito& -rin%s M&ni"ia# Code 5Tit#e 76 sho(s ,ery fe( restri"tions on domesti"
fo(#' *i%%est thin% seems to $e that they "an not roam free' A fe( years a%o there (ere some ro$#ems
(ith a #ady and her d&"+s or %eese' I don)t remem$er the detai#s' There are other %enera# thin%s in other
arts of the City Code that "o,er anima#s $&t I don)t remem$er any $ein% arti"&#ar#y restri"ti,e' Thin%s
#i+e "o"+ fi%hts and 2aster Chi"+s are rohi$ited'
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,ources o" %n"ormation and ,upplies
If yo&)re interested in +eein% "hi"+ens, start $y re?&estin% an in,itation to Boin the #o"a# dis"&ssion %ro&
F -rin%sGChi"+ens . htt:HH%ro&s'%oo%#e'"omH%ro&Hsrin%sG"hi"+ens most of the Coo o(ners are
mem$ers' The %ro& "an he# ans(er yo&r ?&estions'
8ere are a ,ery fe( of the end#ess so&r"es of information and s&#ies'
Local sources of baby chicks usually in March, April and May'
Colorado Agri .Feed
www. coloradoagrifeed .com
4925 Par+ Vista *o&#e,ard
Co#orado -rin%s, C0 80918.2799
57196 599.5991
*&"+#ey)s 8omestead -&#y htt:HH$&"+#eyshomesteads&#y'"omH
1501 7 Co#orado A,e, Co#orado -rin%s, C0 80904
/ot s&re a$o&t the *i%.4 stores in 3a#"on and -e"&rity'
Che"+ o&t 8ano,er 8at"heries and 8i##$i##y 3arms at Co#orado Po&#try C#ini" .
htt:HH((('"o#oradoo&#try"#ini"'"omH they are i"+& on#y'
If you want a particular breed of chicken and only want a few chicks, there are some hatcheries
that ship in small quantities.
MyPetChi"+en'"om F They (i## shi as fe( as @ "hi"+s' 3or Co#orado -rin%s, it seems the
minim&m is 5' They ha,e #ots of $reeds' A $it eCensi,e "omared to %ettin% (hat is #o"a#'
,ource o" in"ormation o!erload aout chickens#
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,ome sources o" chicken "eed#
Che"+ the farmers mar+ets: *&"+#ey)s and Ioyf&# /oise 3arm often ha,e or%ani" "hi"+en feed for
sa#e'
Cir"#e 3 . The one on >nion B&st north of *o&#der a#most a#(ays has #ayer "r&m$#es, s"rat"h and
the ine sha,in%s I &se' The main store on Jarden of the Jods a#so has thin%s #i+e !iatomato&s
2arth 5!26 and oyster she##'
Co#orado Ar%i3eed and *i%.4 in 3a#"on and in -e"&rity a#so ha,e feed and %enera# s&#ies'
Che"+ the #o"a##y o(ned A"e 8ard(are stores' I),e seen feed and some other s&#ies there'
Thanks "or comin' to the 2010 Take * Peak Chicken Coop Tour#
1ohn Conner 2 Coop 1anitor
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3e would like to thank the "ollowin' ,ponsors o" this years Tour#
Please !isit and support them#
Co#orado -rin%s >r$an 8omesteadin%
htt:HH((('"os.&r$anhomesteadin%'or%H
K7e are a %ro& of fo#+s in Co#orado -rin%s (ho are
interested in #o"a# food rod&"tion, sma## s"a#e rene(a$#e
ener%y rod&"tion, (ater "onser,ation, s&staina$#e
e"onomies, restorin% the $&i#t en,ironment (hi#e
rese"tin% histori" ar"hite"t&re, so"ia# B&sti"e and food
e?&ity for a## "omm&nity mem$ers' 7e ha,e di,erse ta#ents
and $a"+%ro&nds, as (e## as a (ide ran%e of #ife
eCerien"es' 7e are eC"ited to share a## that (e "an, and to
#earn m&"h more from other mem$ers of this %ro(in%
"omm&nity'K
*&"+#ey)s 8omestead -&#y
1501 7est Co#orado A,e
Co#orado -rin%s, C0 80904
Phone: 719.@58.8510
htt:HH$&"+#eyshomesteads&#y'"omH
:i,esto"+ 3eed 5Chi"+en, 4a$$it, Joat'''6
Cheese and 1o%ert Ma+in% -&#ies
Cannin% s&#ies
;it"hen s&i#es
*&tter "h&rns and #ot more
Colorado *r'i45eed
4925 Par+ Vista *#,d'
Co#orado -rin%s, C0 80918
Phone: 719.599.5991
3aC: 719.599.0170
((('"o#oradoar%ifeed'"om
Authentic Herbal Pharmacy
*e"+y Anderson
Master C#ini"a# 8er$a#ist F Aroma Theraist
719.2@1.4525
htt:HH((('her$a#remediesearth"&res'"omH
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Pi+es Pea+ Perma"&#t&re
Transition To(n Manito& -rin%s
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A Ioyf&# /oise 3arm
6This Place is "or the $irds7
bird seed feeders bird houses
bird baths fountains bird antiques
0en T&esday F -at&rday, 9:@0am F 5:@0m
2@18 Pa#mer Par+ *#,d' Co#orado -rin%s, C0 80909
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/ot a sonsor $&t (e s&ort their (or+'
Ameri"an :i,esto"+ *reeds Conser,an"y
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1ohn and )ouise Conner
712 / Cedar -t, Co#orado -rin%s 8090@
0en 9.5 -at&rday and -&nday' C#i"+ here for ma or enter htt:HH%oo'%#HmasH7VMCi
7e %ot o&r first "hi"+ens in May of 2007' 0ne of the ori%ina# fo&r is sti## (ith &s and #ayin%'
Today (e ha,e a tota# of 5 hens 5*arred 4o"+, /e( 8amshire 4ed, /a+ed /e"+ and sma##er
res"&e $irds a $#&e %ray Anda#&sian and an 2aster 2%%er6 and %et a$o&t than doAen e%%s a (ee+'
The "hi"+en yard "onsists of a 4C9 foot "oo inside a 10C@0 foot yard s&rro&nded $y most#y
sa#,a%ed 9C10 do% +enne# ane#s to +ee the foCes o&t' The "oo may $e fami#iar to anyone (ho
has Joo%#ed for )"hi"+en "oos)' It is "ommon#y +no(n as the P#ayho&se Coo' 7e added a
do&$#e nest $oC (ith a door for easy e%% "o##e"tion' !&rin% the (inter (e add side ane#s made
of "#ear #asti" roofin% to ro,ide rote"tion from (ind' 7e "#ose the %ir#s & in the 2C4 foot
roost $oC at ni%ht &s&a##y (itho&t eCtra heat and they do fine' In se,ere "o#d (e)## t&rn on 200
(atts of "erami" infrared heaters to he# a $it' 7e &se ine sha,in%s in the roost $oC to "at"h the
oo (hi"h (e "#ean o&t e,ery 2 F @ (ee+s and add to the "omost i#e' In addition to the
"hi"+ens (e no( ha,e $ees'
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-iko 8 $randi 3ool"
Folkways Farm - www.folkwaysfarm.com
2125 W Bijou St., Co#orado -rin%s, C0 80904
0en 9 F 5 -at&rday and -&nday' C#i"+ here for ma or enter htt:HH%oo'%#HmasH:=yrB'
7e),e $een 7estside "hi"+en herders for three years no( and sti## ha,e three hens from that first $at"h: a
air of *arred 4o"+s and a *#a"+ A&stra#or, (hi"h ha,e ro,en to $e hearty $reeds' 0ther $reeds in o&r
f#o"+ in"#&de *&ff 0rin%tons, A&ra"anas, C&"+oo Marans and a /e( 8amshire 4ed, some of (hi"h are
on#y a month o#d'
0&r "hi"+en "oo is made a#most eC"#&si,e#y from earth and nat&ra# materia#s, (ith a $it of "onstr&"tion
K(asteK thro(n in' *ran"hes from a dead a#e tree s&ort it a##, #efto,er #&m$er ro,ided interior
framin%, the shin%#es "ame from my a&nt)s $arn, and (e s"&#ted (ith "o$ 5an earthen miC of sand, "#ay
and stra(6 to form the (a##s' The "o$ "oo +ees them (arm eno&%h in (inter, fair#y "oo# in s&mmer, and
is ?&ite redator.roof' 0ri%ina##y, the %ir#s (ere #et #oose to free ran%e the roerty, $&t they ate
e,erythin% %ro(in% eC"et for the (eeds (e did not (ant, so no( they are "onfined to a r&n &nder the
"ra$.a#e tree'
!&rin% the "oo to&r, yo& "an #earn more a$o&t nat&ra# $&i#din%, ,isit o&r "o$ %reenho&se and "he"+ o&t
o&r #itt#e &r$an farm' If yo&)re #&"+y, the earthen iAAa o,en (i## $e "oo+in% & somethin% y&mmy (hen
yo& ass thro&%hL
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9mily and Reed 5air
1105 7 C&"harras -treet, Co#orado -rin%s, C0 80904
-&nday 9 AM . 5 PM' C#i"+ here for ma or enter htt:HH%oo'%#HmasHf9+hr'
7e started o&r "hi"+en ad,ent&re in the -rin% of 2012' 7eM,e made some $e%inner mista+es and ha,e
#earned a #ot a$o&t +eein% "hi"+ens in B&st o,er a year'
0&r hen ho&se 5@M C 4M6 (as made $y 8er$ert Aari"io' 7e met him on the "oo to&r #ast year' 0&r
"hi"+en r&n area is aro&nd 250 s?ft' 7e ha,e 5 #o,e#y #adies: Chi"+y, Peer, :&"y2, Cindy2, N Ma&de'
The entire "oo is "onstr&"ted o&t of sa#,a%ed materia#s N is $&i#t to (ithstand any redator atta"+'
>n#ess yo& for%et to #at"h the %ate' 0os'
0&r %oa# this year is to esta$#ish o&r %ardens 5near#y 900 s?ft6' 0&r #adies #o,e to (ander the yard h&ntin%
for inse"ts and "herry tomatoes' 0n o""asion, (e entertain the nei%h$ors $y herdin% "hi"+ens $a"+ into
o&r yard'
-to in and see &sL 7eMd $e hay to share o&r "ity "hi"+en ad,ent&re'
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,u:anne and 1ames 5a!ier
14 7est Cheyenne 4oad, Co#orado -rin%s, C0 80905
0en 9.5 -at&rday' . C#i"+ here to oen ma or enter htt:HH%oo'%#HmasH772C'
Please pull in dri!eway and park on property ehind house or arn#
8i,
This is o&r Chi"+en Pa#a"e that my h&s$and ie"ed to%ether from a Crai%Ms :ist do%ho&se, some ne( and
s"ra (ood, and a (ho#e #ot of "hi"+en (ire' 7e (ere insired to $&i#d after #ast yearMs to&r and are
thri##ed to sho( off o&r #itt#e farm'
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9die ;eronin
7515 Chir%iton 4d', Co#orado -rin%s, C0 80908
0en 1.5 -at&rday' C#i"+ here for Ma or enter htt:HH%oo'%#HmasH>73&3 '
7e #i,e B&st inside *#a"+ 3orest' My h&s$and $&i#t o&r mo$i#e "oo &sin% an o#d trai#er $ase and arts of
an o#d de"+, a#on% (ith (indo(s and sidin% from the 4e-tore' The roosts are hin%ed so (e "an raise them
& (hen (e (ant them o&t of the (ay' It has a "hi"+en.(ire f#oor so (e don)t ha,e to "#ean as m&"h'
!&rin% "o#d (eather (e "o,er the f#oor (ith stra( to ins&#ate it' 7e made it (hen (e had o,er 70 #ayers,
$&t no( it is home to 20 hens and one rooster' 0ne side has 9 nest $oCes that "an $e a""essed from the
o&tside' The r&n is e#e"tri" o&#try nettin%, and (e mo,e the (ho#e thin% e,ery "o&#e of (ee+s to %i,e
the $irds fresh ast&re, (hi"h ma+es the e%%s taste m&"h $etter' /o( that (e ha,e fresh ast&red e%%s
e,ery day (e "an)t ima%ine eatin% those %ro"ery store e%%s a%ain' 0&r #ayers are o&tside e,ery day,
s"rat"hin% & the %ro&nd and enBoyin% $ein% "hi"+ens'
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+awn M $irdsall
917 / Prairie 4d, Co#orado -rin%s, C0 80909
0en 9.5 -at&rday' C#i"+ here for ma or enter htt:HH%oo'%#HmasH>Vdr,
The Coo on Prairie has 9 "hi"+ens and @ d&"+s' They free ran%e most days and #ay a fe( e%%s e,ery
day' The fo&# share their yard (ith 2 h&ntin% do%s and there has ne,er $een a ro$#em' !&"+s ha,e a
#itt#e oo# that they enBoy ,ery m&"h and (e are entertained $y the anti"s of the (ho#e "raAy %an%'
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Rick <iltman
971@ !&$#in :oo 7est, Co#orado -rin%s, C0 80918
0en 9.5 -at&rday and -&nday' C#i"+ here for ma or enter htt:HH%oo'%#HmasHCm=T@
7e $&i#t o&r "oo in I&ne )12 after ,isitin% "oos and %ettin% hints on #ast year)s Ta+e.A.Pea+ Chi"+en
Coo To&r'
In I&#y (e %ot o&r 9 %ir#s 5they (ere &##ets (hen (e $ro&%ht them home6 and they started #ayin% in the
fa##' 7e de"ided to ma+e o&r "oo a f&##y de"orated $istro so (e "o&#d send time to%ether and (ith o&r
%ir#s' 7e ha,e a ,ariety of $reeds and e%%s in o&r $rood and ea"h one has its o(n &ni?&e ersona#ity that
adds to o&r fami#yL
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Paul and 3endy .eisler
1950 Tim$er Va##ey 4d, Co#orado -rin%s, C0 80919
0en 9.1 -at&rday and 9.5 -&nday' C#i"+ here for ma or enter htt:HH%oo'%#HmasHD#@dJ
7e started (ith 4 "hi"+ens #ast year' A *&ff 0rin%ton, *#a"+ A&stro#or, !omini?&e, and an
Ameri"a&na' 7e "hose $reeds that (ere "o#d hardy and (ere %ood #ayers' 7e a$so#&te#y #o,ed raisin%
them from "hi"+s' 0&r %ir#s (ere soi#ed and (o&#d fo##o( &s aro&nd and #o,ed to sit in o&r #as' 0&r
Ameri"a&na t&rned o&t to $e a rooster and (e fo&nd him a %ood home' In the fa##, (e added 4 more %ir#s'''
a -e"+#ed -&sseC, a -i#,er :a"ed 7yondette, and 2 more Ameri"a&nas' Then (e added 2 *#a"+ Coer
Marans as (e##' Chi"+en MathLL 7e no( %et a ,ariety of "o#ored e%%s ea"h day' A#so this srin% I tried
my hand at hat"hin% my o(n e%%s' 7e hat"hed 12 $a$y "hi"+s (hi"h (as ,ery eC"itin%L
As for set &'''' (e #i,e in a $ear, mo&ntain #ion, $o$"at, and o(# area''' (e ha,e a st&rdy "oo and &se
(e$ "ams and motion dete"tor #i%hts' 7e a#so "o,er o&r r&n (ith $ird nettin% to +ee o&t the o(#' -o far
so %ood' 7e &se 5 %a##on $&"+ets (ith "hi"+en ni#es and a $ird $ath heater to +ee it (arm' 7e B&st
finished o&r ne( r&n' It)s 25 $y @0 feet'
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Tom and &athryn (liphant
4912 A#teAa !ri,e, Co#orado -rin%s, C0 80917
0en 9.5 -at&rday'
The 0#ihant 3ami#y Chi"+ens:
0&r %oa# of %ettin% into Chi"+en C&#t&re (as to ha,e an ad,ent&re, ha,e f&n, and may$e e,en ha,e some
e%%s to sho( for it' 7e $&i#d o&r Chi"+en Cha#et 5not a "hi"+en "oo6 and Chi"+en Promenade 5not
"hi"+en r&n6 from s"rat"h (ith the he# of a $&i#din% eCert' 7e ha,e $&i#t in a n&m$er of te"hno#o%i"a#
(or+ sa,in% de,i"es, e'%', a @0 %a##on indoor (ater tan+, 4.14 ins&#ation, *ritish ind&stria# #asti" s#anted
tray e%% #ayin% $oCes, therma# ins&#ated (indo(s and door, "om&ter "ontro##ed #i%htin%, #on%.term
feedin% strate%ies, hi%h effi"ien"y (aste disosa# systems, earth.?&a+e roof fo&ndation strate%y, $road
ran%e of inte##e"t&a# enri"hment otions, and more' 1o& (i## see a "omforta$#e ,ariety of o&r "hi"+en
friends sho(in% forth a #ethora of $reeds' Come and see an en,ironment otimiAed for hay "hi"+ens,
and ease of oerations and maintenan"e'
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Carol <urst and Mike $attle
71@ / C&ster A,e, Co#orado -rin%s, C0 8090@
0en 9.5 -at&rday and 9.5 -&nday'
I #i,e near do(nto(n and ha,e a ,ery sma## $a"+yard' I en,isioned a "o&#e of "hi"+ens #i,in% there as a
?&aint #itt#e "on"et' It a"t&a##y t&rned into more than that $&t I am ,ery hay (ith the res&#ts' This
time #ast year I fo&nd myse#f tendin% to fo&r s(eet #itt#e "hi"+s #i,in% in the $atht&$ in my sare
$athroom' The "oo started (ith a do% ho&se' 7e e#e,ated it and atta"hed a r&n to it' :ater another r&n
(as atta"hed' 7e eCerimented (ith different systems for nestin%, roostin%, feedin%, (aterin% and
+eein% the "hi"+ens "#ean and safe' The $ottom #ine (as, it had to $e re#ati,e#y easy to maintain them
and it is' It ta+es a$o&t 5 min&tes in the mornin% to "#ean their roostin% she#f, "he"+ their food and (ater
and toss them some s"rat"h feed' 0n the (ee+ends it ta+es @0 to 40 min&tes to "#ean &, &t do(n fresh
#iter, "han%e the (ater and fi## the feed' 0&r 4 %ir#s are hea#thy' And, (e %et 2 to 4 e%%s a day (hi"h are
or%ani", ha,e dee ye##o( yo#+s and taste amaAin%'
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P1 and Cheryl ,now
427 N Institut St , Co#orado -rin%s, C0 8090@
0en -&nday 1.5m'
0&r Crai%s#ist Coo
7e $&i#t o&r "oo o,er a$o&t 5 months, most#y from items that (ere free or "hea on "rai%s#ist'
The main str&"t&re (as a ro&%h "oo and en #isted on "rai%s#ist on roerty in 3#orissant, C0 that (e
had 48 ho&rs to dismant#e and ha&# do(n to Co#orado -rin%s $efore the $an+ too+ ossession of the #and'
The (indo(s (ere free, osted on "rai%s#ist $y #o,e#y eo#e (ho had re#a"ed their (indo(s and (ho
(anted their o#d (indo(s to %o to %ood &se' The sidin% (as a#so free, osted $y a %reat %&y (ho (as
re#a"in% his sidin% $efore se##in his ho&se' The "at"h (as, (e he#ed him &## the sidin% off his ho&se'
The interior #i%ht (as another "rai%s#it free$ie, as (as the (ood for the door frame 5a dismant#ed de"+6'
-e,era# ro##s of "rai%#ist ins&#tation +ee o&r "hi"+ens (arm in the (inter' 7e re#a"ed the f#oorin% from
the ori%ina# str&"t&re (ith, yo& %&essed it, "rai%#ist #y(ood' 0ther items "ame from the restore, in"#&din%
aint for o&r "hi"+en door and #ino#e&m for the f#oor' Come see o&r re"y"#ed "ooLL
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Ro'er <aywood 8 3endy Morrison
9950 7yomin% :ane, Co#orado -rin%s C0 8092@
0en -at&rday 9.5'
0+ay, so (hen my %ir#friend 7endy "ame to me (ith ideas on ho( to $&i#d the "oo, I said OThereMs no
(ayLLLP -o any(ay, if yo& (ant to see those ideas $&i#t, #ease sto on $y'
The "oo "om$ines t(o of my ho$$ies of "y"#in% and "hi"+ens' 7eM## "a## it the OTo&r de Coo'P 7e ha,e
an inside area for the $irds "om#ete (ith nestin% $oCes and $i+e hand#e $ars for roostin% ' The rest of the
en"#osed area ser,es for $i+e stora%e' I insta##ed a OPo&#try *&t#erP door that oens a&tomati"a##y at
s&nrise and %oes do(n at s&nset' *e"a&se of the "oyotes, foCes, and other redators in the area, (e $&i#t
an en"#osed t&nne# that #eads the %ir#s to a #ar%er, f&##y en"#osed en area'
It (o&#d ha,e $een too sim#e to %et "hi"+ens that are #o( drama and deenda$#e #ayers' -o (e miCed &
the "ast of "hara"ters (ith t(o si#+ies, t(o $antam $arred ro"+s, a si#,er #a"ed Po#ish, a $antam $&ff
orin%ton, and a 4hode Is#and red' 5The red is named :&"y' -heMs the erfe"t "hi"+en'6
-o I %&ess OThereMs no (ayP means may$e' P#ease sto $y and ,isitL
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1asmine <umphrey
92@5 -hoshone 4oad, Cas"ade, Co#orado 80809
0en -at&rday 9.5'
I started raisin% "hi"+ens (hen I retired from the Army and re#o"ated to Co#orado #ast May' I attended the
"hi"+en "oo to&r #ast May and $e"ame "on,in"ed that raisin% "hi"+ens (as for me' -etem$er sa( me
%ettin% my first f#o"+ of 15' My first f#o"+ (as a## tria#, error and #ots of net(or+in% (ith #o"a# "hi"+en
arents' 4aisin% "hi"+ens in Cas"ade, in Pi+e /ationa# 3orest, resented its o(n set of o$sta"#es' My
"onfiden"e is %ro(in% and I no( maintain a f#o"+ of 9 "hi"+s, @ #ayin% hens, and 4 t&r+eys' My fami#y is
definite#y %ro(in%'''
2Cerien"e has #ead to three f&##y en"#osed "oos to rote"t my f#o"+s' 2a"h en"#os&re ro,idin% a
different ase"t of the e,o#&tion of my hi%h a#tit&de farm' My first "oo sets ato a %raded #atform and is
en"#osed $y a do% +enne#' The se"ond "oo is a shed that has $een "on,erted into a "hi"+en ho&se and is
en"#osed $y "hain #in+' the third "oo is a "hi"+en "oo #a"ed in a 10 C 10 "hain #in+ed fen"e en"#os&re' I
#oo+ for(ard to ans(erin% any ?&estions yo& my ha,e a$o&t raisin% "hi"+ens and deterrin% redators'
-orry there are no hotos of my "oos, there (ere te"hni"a# diffi"&#ties, $&t they are (orth the triL
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*ndrea Manus:ak =Corona ,treet Coop>
418 / Corona -t, Co#orado -rin%s 8090@
0en 1.5 -at&rday and 9.5 -&nday'
0&r Corona -treet Coos are r&n $y *#&ey N C#arisse 5*arred P#ymo&th 4o"+s6' In residen"e are a#so
Cra$ N 2n"hi#ada 52aster 2%%ers6, Jeor%e 5-i#+ieHMiC6, 0me#et 5*&ff *rahma6 N a m&#tit&de of f#&ffy
"hi"+s 5or not so f#&ff#y anymore6 and a "o&#e #itt#e 5%ettin% $i% ?&i"+L6 t&r+eys' They ha,e $een so m&"h
of my #ife they e,en ha,e their o(n 3a"e$oo+ a%eL The Corona -treet Chi"+ens and a $#o%
htt:HH"hi+en#is'(ordress'"om' 7e ha,e $ea&tif&# &r#e "oos and #ots of f&n at o&r home'
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1ac?ueline <arshar'er 4 <arrison /ran .arden =</.>
*ehind the 8arrison, !istri"t Q2 Administration *&i#din%
1090 8arrison 4d, Co#orado -rin%s, C0 80905
0en 9.1 -at&rday and 9.1 -&nday'
At the 8>J, (e ha,e 8 %ir#s: *ertha *#a"+ 5Astro#or . dominate hen6, Astro 5Astro#or from
:on%mont6, 8arriet 5/e( 8amshire 4ed6, *o 5P#ymo&th *arred 4o"+6, *#&e 5Tr&e Ara&"ana6 and A#i"e
5Ara&"ana from :on%mont6 and Mini and :&#& 57hite -#ash Co"hins6' They are ,ery fort&nate to ha,e
s&"h a (onderf&# "hi"+en en and ho&se set & (ithin the $ea&tif&# 8>J Jarden' 7ith the eC"etion of
the :on%mont %ir#s, the "hi"+ens and the set.& (as donated to 8>J $y 2ri" 0dens' A#tho&%h, art of the
8>J, the ro%ram is indeendent#y r&n'
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