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city girl with a country heart and soul

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cyndilittletree, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. I moved from the Detroit area to Country living 2 years ago. Landing in a cute little community between Toledo and Adrian Mi, called Blissfield. So here I was a city girl in the country thinking wowwee I can have some chickens and ducks ect. Aquired 6 chicks from a local farmer and 2 ducks. By boyfriend and I prouldly commenced building a area for our chickens...3 weeks later I get a notice on the door that I cant have farm animals in the "village". I then got a visit from our local police officer...we giggled a bit as I told him my story of being a city girl just wanting a few chickens for eggs. He said again no farm animals in the village.."but officer there not farm animals, there my pets."...see thats miigez, and juan toro, chicken little, big red"...daffy and daisy duck. He started laughing and said even if ya name them there still chickens and that makes them a farm animal. Ill give ya 3 weeks to find another location or I can give you a name of a few farmers in the area that will take them.

    So the saga begins>>>> So dissappointed I told my boyfriend about my delema, he kindly offered to land them in His back yard. Neither of us having any ideal what to do or how to do it begain by "WINGING IT" Chicken wire coop...a few reclaimed junk dressers a throw a way pool ladder for roosting...and waalaaa the coop starts forming. Had a few issues of chickens excaping...dog got 2 of them. tighten down the hatches and all is well...but wait!...were in Michigan...there going to need a place inside when it gets cold. So the journey of discovery begins.

    We just finished building our coop. TOTALLY RECYCLED/RECLAIMED MATERALS!
    we fell into a gold mind when one of the neighbors was tearing down a trailer. Jon went to the neighbor and asked what he was going to do with the wood and materials. Burn it!...so we loaded up the truck and filled it several times with trustes, sheet wood and other material. Then yet another find!...in our neighborhood there was a yard sale. This person must have been some type of contractor. We got rubber roofing, patio blocks and 4 10x6 industrial strenght pallets...we have a winter coop in progress!

  2. mickey328

    mickey328 Songster

    May 4, 2012
    Northern Colorado
    Welcome Cyndi! Glad to have you with us.

    Sorry about your initial disappointment, but so glad you found a good resolution and it's all coming together. In our county, chickens aren't considered "livestock" so we're lucky; we're allowed to have 6 hens...no roosters. Now, if only pygmy goats weren't considered "livestock" LOL
  3. thanks for the welcome Mickey! Ill be posting pics and soon as I learn my way around the site.
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
  5. thanks sumi...just figured it out and posted our journey of coop building...97 pics hope you enjoy!
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, cyndilittletree, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here. Sorry to hear your town isn't more chicken friendly. Best of luck to you!!
  7. thanks for the welcome redsox...if ya get a chance you can look at my pics I just posted and see our progress and new coop and chicks...Im really a novice at all this and dont even know what type of chickens I have...perhaps you may be able to help me identify breeds...Ive have had the bigger chickens since may...and still no eggs from the hens :(... have any suggestions anyone?

  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] from California!
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.

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