Grew up with birds, first time raising my own!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LadySkyline, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. LadySkyline

    LadySkyline Just Hatched

    Apr 5, 2017

    I have had chickens my whole life, growing up. Had a run of ringneck pheasants and a couple of turkeys, years back. My husband and I just bought a house last fall, in the country, and we are starting our own backyard flock of chickens and a couple of ducks! I ordered 27 chicks from McMurray and I am keeping 6 or 7 as layer birds. The rest are going to family. The two Rouen ducklings were an impulse pickup from TSC, but I am so excited to start keeping ducks! I have big plans for the enclosures and we are converting an old garden shed into our bird house. Still looking for plans on framing out the outdoor enclosures, which will be permanently attached to either side of the shed, and the inside of the shed will be split down the middle to accommodate ducks and chickens. Excited to gain some knowledge from this forum :)
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, LadySkyline, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Sounds like you bring a boatload of experience to BYC! If you'd like to chat with some of your MI poultry neighbors, find your state thread in the link below and say hello:
    Best wishes and enjoy your flock! [​IMG]
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens Lady Skyline. It's nice to meet you. What a fine group of chicks - I'm guessing RIR, Buff Orps, Barred Rocks, - don't know what the chipmunks are yet.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us [​IMG]

    Best wishes
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under LadySkyline [​IMG] Welcome!

    I like the shed, it should convert nicely. Adorable bubbies you have there also!

    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.

    If you would like to share more pictures and stories of your flock, 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 [​IMG]
  6. LadySkyline

    LadySkyline Just Hatched

    Apr 5, 2017

    I think the 2 striped gals are Dark Cornish. The feathers coming in are looking that way [​IMG][​IMG] I still have 4 unknown breeds to figure out. Lol. I ordered three or four specific breeds and the rest are a mystery. I believe I have 9 or 10 different breeds! [​IMG]
  7. LadySkyline

    LadySkyline Just Hatched

    Apr 5, 2017
    Thanks everyone :D
  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Very nice intro! Best of luck with all your plans and thanks for joining us!

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