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Dreaming of chickens in Michigan

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

  1. brendave

    brendave Chirping

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    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. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.
    Get 5 or 6!;)
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  3. N F C

    N F C you heard the cat, smile! Premium Member Project Manager

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    :welcome

    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. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens :frow
     
  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Free Ranging

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    :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 Premium Member

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    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

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    Welcome!:yesss:
     
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  8. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member 8 Years

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    [​IMG] You'll enjoy your time here and learn lots!
     
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler Premium Member

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    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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