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Greetings from Michigans Upper Peninsula

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Northwoods Bear, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. Northwoods Bear

    Northwoods Bear New Egg

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    Truly a place where chickens don't belong, I have built a "Winter Palace" to shield my girls from the cold and predators. My spring starters are 4 Light Brahmas, 2 Auracanas and 2 Buff Orpingtons. Working frantically to keep water flowing this winter but so far so good.[​IMG]

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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Wow, that's a gorgeous coop you've built. Thanks for posting the pics. :eek:) My only concern is; if you have any predators in your area (dogs, cats, foxes, coons, possums, coyotes, weasels, minks, rats, snakes, etc.), I would strongly suggest replacing that chicken wire with hardware cloth as there are just too many predators that can either tear through the chicken wire, or squeeze through the openings in the mesh. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  3. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Wow! Awesome coop design! X2 on the hardware cloth! I'm trying to figure out why "chicken wire" is even sold!! It should be renamed "chicken dinner wire". [​IMG]
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    LOL! Agreed. :eek:)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Michael speaks the truth - and no we don't have stock in hardware cloth.
     
  6. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC :frow nice coop!!
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Wow, love your coop! The way you did the roof must let a lot of light inside and the covered ramp is nice for your birds. Chickens are pretty hardy, they are kept all over the world (even upper MI, lol). If you'd like to meet others from MI, you can find them here on your state thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    Thanks for joining us, it's nice to have you here!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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