Greetings from Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ghostsnare101, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. ghostsnare101

    ghostsnare101 Chirping

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    Hello! My name is Mike and my wife and I just moved into a trailer in southern Michigan that we have remodeled. We are beginning to homestead and we have yearly goals that we plan to accomplish. This year we have started out with Chickens and are planning a garden. We are proud parents to 7 Rhode Island Red chicks, 1 Black Sexlink chick, and 6 Barred rock chicks. All of them are about 3 weeks old now and are getting big. As we both have never had any experience with chickens before this has been a great resource for us regarding information and ideas for coops. I started building our coop earlier this week and I have already got all the framing done so hopefully I'll have the entire thing completed next week. I ended up going with the Downeast Thunder Farm design but I have tweeked it to be 8x8 instead of 4x8 because I wanted to have the ability to expand our flock in the future if we wanted to. Excited to start raising chickens and excited to be part of this community!
     
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  2. pineapple416

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    Welcome to BYC from western Washington! Good luck with your flock and I hope you enjoy your time here:)
     
  3. FrankieDoodle

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  4. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Welcome to backyard chickens!

    I am impressed with your goals!
     
  5. ghostsnare101

    ghostsnare101 Chirping

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    850B5324-41B3-43F9-9962-4FA71E76BF4A.jpeg 03F526B3-A8A1-423D-8304-2D6B7F42D762.jpeg Thanks guys! Oh and here are a few pics of our chicks the first of them when we first got them and the other about a week ago.
     
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  6. pineapple416

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    Cute chicks! :)
     
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  7. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Looks like they are enjoying their new home.
     
  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy Mike :welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Mike :frowWelcome and Congratulations!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    Your babies are adorable! If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of them, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.
     

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