Hello from Michigan!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Saddlebum, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Saddlebum

    Saddlebum New Egg

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am new to chickens. I don't have any Yet and may not get them this year but for sure next year as I want to get all my ducks (opps) in a row. I purchased a fish shanty that was made too large and was too difficult to move around on the ice, hehehehe, so they sold it.

    I forget the dimensions but it has a bench on one long side and a door in the middle of the opposite long side. There is a long hole cut out of the floor as they were going to spear fish and not just use a rod and bobber.

    My plan is to cut the floor out completely. Oh, the walls are lined with foam board as is the ceiling. I am going to put a window opposite the door and some hatch boxes in on the bench seat. In the corners, I plan on placing some roosting dowles or tree limbs for them to roost upon.

    I am hoping this is all good.

    Am looking forward to learning for everyone here!

    Saddlebum
    Northern Lower Michigan
     
  2. Rocky64

    Rocky64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome Hi from the Lansing area. Glad you joined the BYC flock, feel free to ask questions. There is also a thread for Michiganders on here, u should check it out.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Sounds like you have a lot of plans there to be getting on with before you get your chickens. The learning centre has some great articles on getting started with your chicken adventure. Here is the link https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow

    Love the avatar you have!!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Nothing wrong with reusing materials to make a coop!

    Good luck with your projects. Definitely stop by our learning center for lots of helpful hints and tips on keeping your birds. And if you run into any issues with your shanty reconstruction, feel free to ask in our Coop and Run Construction forums for more help.

    Enjoy this new journey you are on and welcome to our flock!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the flock, sounds like you have some good plans for building your coop.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm so happy you joined us!
     
  8. Saddlebum

    Saddlebum New Egg

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    Ha! I just got off the phone with a friend I had not talked with in a while and naturally, we talked chicken, hehehehe.

    She is excited for me as well. Will spend the summer remodeling the shanty and making sure it's comfortable.

    This time next year -CHICKENS!
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I like your avatar! Horses are so pretty!

    Good luck with your projects.
     

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