Hi everyone! We have been surfing the web for hours. It all started with the idea of growing our own food, making a simple European bread, etc. We are each others best friends and in the autumn of our lives. We travel in the winters to escape the cold of the north woods. This coming year we will be staying home and decided to have the garden we always wanted and some chickens for meat and eggs and just plan fun and a reason to get outside more often. Picking mushrooms intrigues us . We hunt and fish to allow us to not go to the grocery stores as often as some folks. Just plain pioneer living in modern times is what we are after as a way to live longer and healthier . We are interested in the older breeds of chickens... A term we have read this morning is a dual purpose breed. we would love to hear about them and anyone that might sell and ship us some chicks come spring.. AS the title states we are newbies for sure. we live in the far North of Michigan. We will be looking at building chicken coops. yards etc. any advice will be truly appreciated.
David and Vicki