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Hello from Michigan!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Amerauchick17, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Amerauchick17

    Amerauchick17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I'm relatively new to chickens, but thanks to being in 4H and having lots of helpful, knowledgable friends and lots of research I have 5 happy hens (technically pullets) in my backyard. They are about 9 month old now and even in winter I'm getting 4-5 eggs a day. I have a Barred Rock, 2 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers, all are very sweet girls. I raised a few meat bjrds in the summer. Showed them in the fair this summer and got 3rd place....almost reserve champ. A pen of three out of my 5 total meat birds-- a small pool to choose from! My favorite breed is Ameraucanas, which I'm hoping to get for show, and maybe breeding. When I have space, that is. [​IMG]

    I have a semi mobile coop made from a plywood shipping container found on craigslist. Total cost of the coop was about $50, mostly in roofing, hardware and paint. I had all the wood in my garage. It has a window with a screen, a built in roost bar, an external nest box, and a hinged roof. It's not super pretty, but functional and sturdy. I'm moving in the summer of 2014 to a bigger place where I can make a bigger, more permanent coop.
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    I've really enjoyed my experience with chickens so far! Delicious eggs and meat and the joy of seeing those beatiful birds ranging in my yard... priceless.[​IMG]
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  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    [​IMG] Always great to have some new members [​IMG]

    I see you like EE's


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  3. Amerauchick17

    Amerauchick17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE's and Ameraucanas. My EE girls are very sweet, pretty chickens. What kind of poultry do you keep?
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Congrats on the 3rd place! Thanks for sharing the pics of your flock. That first one made me smile [​IMG]
     
  6. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome to BYC
     
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    Great pictures! [​IMG] I love your avatar!
     
  8. Amerauchick17

    Amerauchick17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the friendly welcome!:D
     
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    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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  10. Amerauchick17

    Amerauchick17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ChicknsRock-- we have the same favorite breeds!:lol:
     

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