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Hello Everyone! Newbie in Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Raz'sRoost, May 6, 2009.

  1. Raz'sRoost

    Raz'sRoost In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2009
    Well, always fancied myself a city girl until I found the man of my dreams and married last September. He bought me a house on the outskirt of town that came with 3 undeveloped acres butting up against private land and a creek running the full length of the property....my new wonderland since I am a part-time landscaper!

    Unfortunately I developed an allergy to mosquitos last year, and since I hate being inside am determined to take care of the issue naturally...I don't want to use chemicals on my land. So my friend suggested chickens, which my reply was "What!? I don't know the first thing about having chickens!" It was enough to get me thinking though since she has 20 swamy acres and hardly a mosquito to be found....bug control and eggs in one pet?

    Since Michigan winters can be long I had plenty of time to research and decided raising chickens is something I can do.....and much to my new hubbie's chagrin, he woke up one morning to 12 new babies in the family:D

    It's only been a month...and have since added 2 baby ducks that needed a home.

    Right now I have them in the garage, but am anxious to get their coop built so they can be outside....if I could just stop watching them and their antics for hours on end!

    I love this site, there is soooooo much information and helpful advice. Glad I found this place!

  2. emilyweck

    emilyweck Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Eugene, Oregon
    WELCOME from Oregon. I'm also looking forward to the chickens helping with mosquitos this summer. ALSO, you'll love your ducks.....they LOVE slugs!
  3. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

    Oct 1, 2008
  4. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    [​IMG] from the thumb! [​IMG]

    If you're ever coming up my way, give me a shout! [​IMG]
  5. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  7. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Hi and welcome to you from over the Pond.... addiciton has begun and bugs have gone......

  8. tammayrend

    tammayrend In the Brooder

    May 6, 2009
    Ann Arbor Area
    I'm a Michigander (and new backyard hen girl) myself - Welcome!
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
  10. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Songster

    May 5, 2009
    [​IMG] Hello welcome! I am new to BYC also![​IMG]
    Awesome pets!!!!!

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