Hello from Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SparkyDoug, May 8, 2016.

  1. SparkyDoug

    SparkyDoug New Egg

    May 7, 2016
    My name is Doug and my fiance is Ursula. We will be sharing this account most likely. We are currently looking to buy property to have free range laying chickens and a few meat chickens also. We wanted to start learning now as we won't be getting any chicken till next spring. Meat rabbits may be in my future too but one step at a time. We've always wanted chickens. We are both excited to learn all we can.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Doug and Ursula

    Glad you could join us here! It sounds like you have some very exciting plans ahead of you for the future. The learning centre is a great place to start, here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center Lots of great articles there that will help you get prepared for your new chicken adventures.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC -- you are going about this very smartly by starting out with gaining some knowledge ahead of time and BYC is an excellent place to do that. There is great information on meat birds here https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/21/meat-birds-etc where you can find plenty of folks with a wealth of knowledge as to the various approaches to raising your own meat birds, the various choices in meat birds, processing methods, etc.
    There are several folks here on BYC who keep rabbits - you can find some great information here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/22/other-pets-livestock
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Doug and Ursula and welcome. I agree with OGM that its good to do your research before embarking on keeping chickens. When you do find your dream property, I'd suggest starting out with a few chickens to begin with - you will gain so much experience in a very short time by doing so.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    All the best
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Doug and Ursula. The most important thing is to find out if chickens are legal, in your area. County or town rules can ruin the best of plans.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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