Greetings from the Motor City!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HenriettaPlume, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. HenriettaPlume

    HenriettaPlume Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! My boyfriend and I are first-time backyard chickeneers. We plan on getting three chicks in late February from a hatchery in northern Michigan. In the meantime, we have spent the last three months building a palace, umm, I mean chicken coop for our soon-to-be girls. So far the process has been a blast, and we've really enjoyed learning about chickens along the way.

    The BackYard Chickens website has been a valuable resource, especially to us newbies.

    We are chronicling our efforts in a blog: Chicken Scratch Fever. It details our victories and defeats on this awesome journey.

    Nice to meet you all, and I look forward to some enlightening conversations!
     
  2. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome.

    Absolutely beautiful coop! Sorry about the flooding. I'm no contractor, but perhaps digging down and adding a layer of gravel under the run, before adding the final top layer will facilitate better drainage?

    Best of Luck.
     
  3. BrickWall Honey

    BrickWall Honey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice, welcome in
     
  4. HenriettaPlume

    HenriettaPlume Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the warm welcome! We are considering the layer of gravel, add a ton of sand approach. Anything to raise the elevation a bit. :)
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Hope you stop by the Michigan thread and say Hi, look in the Where am I - Where are You section of the Forum.
     
  6. HenriettaPlume

    HenriettaPlume Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much, 1muttsfan! I just got back from a short trip to visit Marquette. I love the UP!
     
  7. chickwhispers

    chickwhispers A French Hen

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    Nice palace! Welcome to BYC! :welcome
     
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  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Love your coop! Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
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  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Beautiful coop, the blog is fun, can't believe you are supposed to have everything done in 30 days. Darn about the flooding, you might check if you have a local gravel quarry, it can be fairly reasonable to have a load of gravel or sand delivered rather than getting it by the bag.
     

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