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Greetings from Wisconsin

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My wife will soon have her wish of chickens in the back yard.  A couple of years ago we bought a small farm out in the hills of western WI, and only a few months ago finished building our new house.  After a short rest to recover from that 2 1/2 year project (http://randallpinesfarm.blogspot.com) we are now ready to move to our next project.  We're just putting the final touches to the chicken coop design and hope to start construction in the next week if enough frost is out of the ground.  Just looking at from 4-6 birds for the two of us, so nothing too over the top.  We've already gotten a vast amount of good info and ideas off the BYC site, and looking forward to much more.

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:welcome - great to have you join us.

 

The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 
Joining your state thread  will put you in contact with other BYC members in your area, which can be very helpful.
 
 
The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.
 
All the best
CT
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Have you decided what breeds you are interested in?  Layers, meat birds,   :welcome

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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:welcome

Elizabeth

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Looking at maybe two each of Buff Orpingtons, Buff Chateclers, and Black Australorp.  The only hatchery I've found in the midwest so far that will sell so few chicks is Meyer Hatchery in Ohio.

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:welcome

 

Meyer has a good reputation around here, I think you'll like the birds you get from them.

 

Good luck with your coop build. Thanks for joining us!

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Due to availability, we wound up with two each, Black Australorps, Barred Rocks, and White Rocks.  The chicks showed up three days ago, healthy and energetic.  Our entire experience with Meyer Hatchery has been positive.  All our silly questions as new chicken owners were politely and enthusiastically answered, knowledge was passed along, and I don't think we would have been treated any better if we had order several hundred chicks.  More companies should adopt that level of customer service.

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