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Greetings from Novi, Michigan - now with chicken pix

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SankofaGypsy, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. SankofaGypsy

    SankofaGypsy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, all...

    I'm new to the forum, and don't actually own chickens yet. My big plan was to build a chicken tractor over the winter and get chicks in the spring... when I saw the very coop I was going to build, for sale on craigslist for much less than I was planning to spend on materials... and several improvements that I never would have thought of (like the wheels can be changed so it can be moved either on a north-south or east-west axis). I'm planning on getting a dozen aracauna hens in the spring, but I may just get a random assortment, too.

    so begins the grand adventure!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    I worked at a chicken farm when I was in college, and I've helped several friends with their flocks, but I'm just getting started.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    6, with 4 more on the way

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    2 americaunas, 2 silkies, 3 buff orps, and 3 black sexlinks

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    I found it through friends

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    I ride horses, and do photography

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    I'm married to a very tolerant man who puts up with all my critters. I have a 10 year old autralian shepherd, a 5 year old cat with severe allergies, and a 3 year old gypsy gelding. I'm a librarian, but am currently working as an archivist

    Karin
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2009
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    ~*~*~WeLcOmE to BYC~*~*~ from SW VA
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Karin! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Sounds like you've got it figured out!
    You'll love having chickens, they are so addictive!! Enjoy!! [​IMG]
     
  4. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    [​IMG] from washington state!
    When you say you have a gypsy, you mean a gypsy cob or vanner? Very Cool! You'll have to post pics!
     
  5. Capone

    Capone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from rhode island
     
  6. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Fowlerville,MI
    Welcome!

    be sure to check out the MI thread!

    Your not too far from me. I love the Red Lobster in Novi!

    Sarah
     
  7. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI
     
  8. SankofaGypsy

    SankofaGypsy Out Of The Brooder

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  9. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Fowlerville,MI
    Beautiful Horse!!!
     
  10. SankofaGypsy

    SankofaGypsy Out Of The Brooder

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    Sarah - Where is the Michigan forum? I haven't found it yet!

    Karin
     

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