Chickens in MN

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gonzo_MN, May 5, 2009.

  1. Gonzo_MN

    Gonzo_MN Out Of The Brooder

    May 5, 2009
    Plymouth, MN USA
    Hello all - long time lurker, first time poster.
    I've lived in my current home for ten years. I have 2 1/2 acres, and I'm the small lot in my area. I live in an undeveloped part of one of the biggest suburbs in the Twin City area. For several years my Mom, a farm girl, insisted I should raise a few laying hens since I had the space. I never took it seriously until last fal, when my wife and I became an empty nester, and Mom passed away. I've recently built a 8'x8' insulated coop and am currently constructing an 8'x24' enclosed run. I have pretty much every predator in my area you can have in MN, except bears and bobcats. Although new to chickens of my own, all Mom's sisters (four) married farmers and I spent a lot of my early years tending to poultry and cattle during the summer as free help [​IMG]
    Looking forward to exchanging thoughts and ideas with this community! This is a great message board!

  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  3. BigSkyChickens

    BigSkyChickens Free Bird

    Apr 3, 2009
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    Welcome! I am a long time lurker too. This site has been a great learning resource. Just started slowly posting. Sounds like you are off to a good start.
    Funny how our mothers' suggestions carry more weight after they are gone. Chickens are the perfect thing to fill an empty nest with, IMHO.
    My chickens are "home alone" today for the first significant time period. The run is bomber and predator-proof, but I'm feeling like I've left my children unsupervised. Goofy!

    Welcome to you and your wife. The chickens will bring a lot of joy into your lives.
  4. Gonzo_MN

    Gonzo_MN Out Of The Brooder

    May 5, 2009
    Plymouth, MN USA
    Oops! I forgot to mention that my chicks come in on Monday the 11th. I'm getting 24 - 12 White Rock and 12 Production Red's. I have tons of wild pheasants that call my back yard home, and I feed all winter. I can hardly wait to see how they react to the spoiled newcomers [​IMG]
    And thanks for the welcomes!
  5. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Oooooh good luck! We are getting some tomorrow and some in June [​IMG] Hooray for MN chicks
  6. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2008
  7. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
  8. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    [​IMG] from North Carolina! [​IMG]
  9. peckndirt

    peckndirt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    North Carolina
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

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