A quick Hello from S.E. Wisconsin finally

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DeGriz, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. DeGriz

    DeGriz Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 4, 2009
    Poway, CA.
    Hello to all,

    I've been lurking here since my wife came home one day last April and asked if I wanted to try raising a few chicks.

    Sure, why not was my response and then I started doing some research and found this site. Just about the time I was ready to give up on the idea because of the initial/daily work involved with raising laying hens, my wifes friend (who has over a hundred hens) said our order was to arrive in a few days from McMurray Hatchery.

    So I had to scramble to set up the brooder in the basement and then begin work on the outside structure.

    Well, thanks to this site and many, many posters of which I borrowed coop / run ideas from, I managed to build something with my limited carpentry skills. (Thanks Dad)

    We wanted brown eggs layers which were suited to the weather here in Wisconsin. We chose to limit ourselves to only ten chicks and ended up with (4) Golden Laced Wyandotte's and (6) Dark Brahmas.

    After 24 weeks of waiting and wondering we finally have something to show for our time and effort.

    I will post pics of our first eggs today in the "First Eggs" sticky.

    I will try to post pics of our coop soon.

    Thanks again to all BYC'ers
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2009
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008

    (I am a Wisconsin refugee [​IMG] )
  3. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    Welcome from Ohio
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
  5. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    [​IMG] , check out the 'Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"' thread. most of us for WI post there
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us!
  8. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  10. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009

    I grew up in Wisconsin, but live in Maryland these days.

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