Hello from Mid-Michigan!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pipe Dreaming, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. Pipe Dreaming

    Pipe Dreaming Songster

    Aug 12, 2014
    Montrose, MI.
    Hi all, Just wanted to post here to introduce myself. My name's Megan and I'm so happy to have found this site.
    I'm not entirely new to having chickens, although it's been awhile. My daughter was given a Silver duckwing earlier this summer and he has pretty much been a gateway chicken. She adores him and he's been a pretty awesome pet so far. He would rather be around us now than the other chickens.
    My cousin had too many young chicks, so he gave us several. (we already had our silver duckwing, Buddy, so whats a few more?)
    Out of those, only a few turned out to be hens, so he's taking the roos back. Except "Water" - (my kids named him) - he's turning out to be my son's bird. Low man on the todem poll.. and he's about as mellow as they get.
    My daughter's birthday is tomorrow so I found her a young cochin bantam rooster. I'm not sure what color he is, but we think he's pretty cool. Now that I've seen the cochins, I just love them. I have 8 blue cochin chicks on the way and I also ordered 7 Belgian D'uccles.
    They should be here next week.
    We have 9 right now, mostly mixed birds, but I have a very strong interest in raising some colorful cochins! I love the calico cochin thread..
    Here are some pictures of our chickens:
    "Mr. Fancy Pants" - our newest addition

    And here's Buddy, the bird that started all this madness ;)

    My daughter, Marlie with the mixed chicks when they were younger:


    Here they are today:
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Wow, you have a gorgeous flock! And the pic with your daughter holding the chick is priceless!

    Enjoy all these wonderful birds and welcome to our flock!
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  3. chickenhound

    chickenhound Chirping

    Jul 2, 2014
    Hi there pipe dreaming and welcome to BYC [​IMG]. Very nice flock and your daughter looks like she sure enjoys the birds. Mr. Fancy pants is one cool looking chicken and you could not have given him a more fitting name. Happy birthday wishes to your daughter[​IMG].
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  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Wow!! You have a lovely flock and those are beautiful pics!

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!!
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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Feel free to ask plenty of questions!
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Megan! Glad you decided to join our flock. You have some beautiful chickens, and a beautiful daughter. Looks like Marlie loves chickens as much as my granddaughter (that's her pic in my avatar) does. Raising chickens is a great experience for children. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock (and your daughter). :eek:)
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I love the photo of your daughter feeding the white chick, he is stretching so tall to eat out of her hand. Great photo for a calendar page.

    You just taught me something, I never knew cochins came in a calico color. It is really stunning. Wish you and your family - humans and feathered - the very best. So glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Beautiful birds! Mr Fancy Pants is gorgeous!
  9. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Crowing

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
    Welcome from Michigan!
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
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