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Greeting from the Upper Peninsula

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MissWiggles, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. MissWiggles

    MissWiggles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, new member here. I live in the beautiful, and climate challenged UP of Michigan (it's practically Canada!). My husband and I sold our house "in town" and have moved 25 miles north...to a little town of less than 300. We will be building our new home in a couple more month on 40 acres of paradise. I don't have any chickens yet, but we do have a building that will become the coop and I am hopeful I can start my adventure in September. But for now I just keep reading and learning. And wishing....those baby chicks are so darn cute!

    Julie
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome from da UP eh! :D
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC , hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Julie

    Glad you could join the flock! Wishing you the very best of luck with your house build and getting your chicken adventure started. 40 acres sounds great!!
    If you have not already drop by the learning centre for some great articles on getting started https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Be sure to ask any questions you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Congrats on your new property and plans for your own flock.

    IMO your location will make starting with baby chicks in September more of a challenge than a spring start. Do make sure your coop/brooder plans include how you plan to move them to the coop in what I think will be winter weather. You should check out Where am I, Where are You? forums to connect with folks who have the same cold weather issues for suggestions to aid you in your plans.


    I am so glad you have joined us. Feel free to ask questions and participate in the forums. Good luck with your new home building and plans for your own flock.
     
  7. MissWiggles

    MissWiggles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the welcome, and the advice. I am hoping to get some pullets in September from a nearby breeder. I'll add baby chicks in the spring. Timing is everything though and if the coop can be constructed sooner, which might be possible, then I would get the chicks. I currently only live about 1/2 mile from where the house would be constructed. And I could certainly do something temporary here;the house we are renting also has quite a bit of acreage :)
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     

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