Hello from Ann Arbor

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by marinas, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. marinas

    marinas New Egg

    Nov 19, 2009
    Hi, I am living in the countryside outside of Ann Arbor. I
    am new to contemplating keeping chickens. Have plenty
    of space, main concerns are predators, (snakes mainly) cold winters....
    but I am reading up on the topic at present. Looking for a hen house....
    not wanting to build one ....
  2. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    Welcome from Ohio
  3. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I'm figuring you would have about the same predators that we would have--snakes have never been a concern--neighbours dogs yes, snakes, no. Coyotes, coons, oppossum, hawks, possibly. I have freeranged mine for two years, only lost one to a neighbours dog.

  4. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Greenleaf, WI
    [​IMG] from WI!
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  6. TheGoldenRoo

    TheGoldenRoo A Crazy and Fun Chicken

    Oct 15, 2009
  7. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] from UT! Glad you joined us!
  8. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI. Plenty of options to building.....check out the coop design section. You may be able to convert a shed or playhouse, may be able to find somethinng used on CraigsList or buy a prefab coop or....hire someone with carpenrty skills to build one; depends on your needs and how much you can/want to spend. Check out some of the coops on the site and you will get a better idea [​IMG]
  9. Brick243

    Brick243 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2008
    Southeast Oklahoma
    [​IMG] From Oklahoma
  10. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    [​IMG] from Western Washington!

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