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Thank you ALL for the kind words and guidance!!

Hmmm, we are still thinking about what breed to get. Karen wants brown eggs for sure because she said they taste better. I haven't done a taste test yet to verify that. Me personally, I do like to see a variety of sizes and colors of eggs but I realize we need to consider more than that in our selection of what types to get. I just have to figure out what factors are most important to the health of the flock. Right now I have no idea.


Thanks again!!

Ray & Karen.


You're welcome.

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Maybe this article from the Learning Center will help:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/pickin-the-right-frickin-chicken-guide-to-picking-backyard-chicken-breeds

This is Perfect!!! Thank you, thank you!!
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post #13 of 16
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This is Perfect!!! Thank you, thank you!!


You're very welcome! I thought it was a lot of fun picking out the breeds for our mixed flock. So many to choose from!

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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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Your coop looks great!  I love that you have been able to re-purpose the wood.  It certainly gives it a great rustic charm. 

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Sassafras Grove Farm

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Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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post #15 of 16
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Do I really have to wait until spring to get chicks? I am having second thoughts on waiting because I am anxious. I was looking at The Americauna, Orpington, jersey Giant, Rhode Island, Marans, and Austorlorpe types. Being in Michigan I thought spring would be my only option?

I just placed my coop in the yard today and posted that in the forum category for coops and construction.

Do these seem like good selections for Michigan for laying? Karen prefers brown eggs.
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Originally Posted by 2FunKids View Post

Do I really have to wait until spring to get chicks? I am having second thoughts on waiting because I am anxious. I was looking at The Americauna, Orpington, jersey Giant, Rhode Island, Marans, and Austorlorpe types. Being in Michigan I thought spring would be my only option?

I just placed my coop in the yard today and posted that in the forum category for coops and construction.

Do these seem like good selections for Michigan for laying? Karen prefers brown eggs.


You should check out this thread about the Mama Heating Pad in the Brooder:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/956958/mama-heating-pad-in-the-brooder-picture-heavy-update

@Blooie, the member that started the thread, is in Wyoming and she's had great success using this method to brood chicks in their harsh winters.

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