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A Midwest Hullo

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Just dropping by to introduce myself & the flock. Long time lurker, figured I'd sign up and slap a name on. Hi there, I'm Jo. :frow Located in Midwest US.

 

Me and the husband have been gardening for years, and he's an apiarist (bee keeper) but Spring 2016 found us helping a dear friend with 8 red sex links. We caught chicken fever from that experience, and bought a house recently that already had a chicken coop built in part of the garage. In early April we got three chicks. I was insistent we would have THREE for our first year, to see how things go... We now have seven (chicken math, eh?).. but I'm crazy attached to them all. :weee

 

We decided we wanted a mix of breeds for a mix of eggs. Currently, we have:

 

pullets:

- easter egger - Norma

- dominique - Regina (such a lap chicken)

- black australorp - Nancy Botwin

- buff orpington - Peaches

 

straight runs (hoping for pullets)

- lavender orpington - Winnie

- blue laced red wyandotte - Red

- blue cochin (possible bantam, possible frizzle) - Waffle

 

They're all between 4 and 7 weeks right now. We built the run last weekend (still needs a door and roof) pulling ideas from a lot of coop- and run-build forum posts on BYC (so thanks for existing!) ... this weekend I'm hoping we'll put the finishing touches on Maison Poulailler and get the oldest ladies out of the house.

 

If you made it this far, thanks for reading! I'm looking forward to spending even more time on BYC in the coming months as we learn! Y'all are full of information. It's appreciated.

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Hello, Jo, congratulations on your new home, and welcome to BYC.

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

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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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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Very nice to meet you Jo.  Welcome to Backyard chickens.  I am  Midwest USA also.  When your chicks are 6 weeks or older,  you can post photos at "what breed or gender is this," and will get many opinions.

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Hi Jo and welcome to our community. 

 

 

 
You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you. Just tell peeps where you live and you’ll be greeted by someone in your area who will, no doubt, point you in the direction of your state thread.
 
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