Hello from Minnesota

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by franksgreengirl, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. franksgreengirl

    franksgreengirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone I am an urban gardener from the Twin Cities who dreams of adding chickens to our family [don't tell the hubby....yet]. My partner in chicken related schemes is my 10 y.o. son whose 3rd grade teacher exposed him to chickens by bringing a couple hens to the class to help kids with their reading and concentration. It's been a couple years since we've been around live chickens but my very successful reader and I are compelled to make this year "The Year of the Chicken!" at our house. I welcome any and all advice on how to get started including: Coop Design on a budget, Pets and Chickens, as well as laying hens suited for cold climates. I'm sure I'll think of more as we get started on this journey so thank you in advance. [​IMG]
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, franksgreengirl, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! You are off to a good start by joining BYC! My first advice would be to look at the following 3 threads. Best of luck and enjoy your birds!!!

    For general information about the needs and requirements of chickens:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/

    For coops:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

    For information on different chicken breeds for your area:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds
     
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  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Good luck. :thumbsup
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!!
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Keep your son interested. If possible, get him involved in 4-H. We need more young fanciers.
     
  7. AuroraChick

    AuroraChick New Egg

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    Hi! I am new here too. Good luck with your chicken plans! I moved to Homer, AK from Minnetonka and am starting to work on my chicken plan too.
    -Jo
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Good for you! I'm sure you won't be disappointed! [​IMG] [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! So glad you joined us!
     

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