Dreaming of chickens in Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by brendave, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. brendave

    brendave Chirping

    Apr 21, 2018
    Freeland, MI
    Hello all! I've dreamed of owning chickens for a long time. I wasn't able to have them prior to this because of city ordinances but we've moved and now I can finally get a few. My husband was sweet enough to build me a small coop and we're planning on getting the chicks soon. The only problem I'm really having is whittling down my wish list. I only want 3 or for hens right now.
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Set 40 eggs Jan. 2!

    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
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  3. N F C

    N F C Wind? Bah!

    Dec 12, 2013

    Congrats on being in a place where you can have a flock now! Whittling down a wish list seems to be an impossibility (at least for me), but you can get 3 different breeds for a mixed flock.

    Best wishes with all your plans, thanks for joining us!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens :frow
  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    :welcome It sounds as though you’re battling chicken math already :gig I would strongly recommend building a bigger coop than you need because chickens are addictive and you will almost certainly want to expand your flock at some point (soon). Best of luck with your chicken adventures :thumbsup
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  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to our community

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  7. chonsey

    chonsey Crowing

    Oct 17, 2015
    État du grand lac
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  8. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] You'll enjoy your time here and learn lots!
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and welcome!

    Nobody can have just 3, sooner than later, the chicken math kicks in, 3 becomes 9, then15, then.....?
    Glad to have you here with us at Backyard Chickens. :)
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