Hello from Northern Michigan!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by amberlovegrove, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. amberlovegrove

    amberlovegrove Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 28, 2017
    Frankfort, Michigan
    Hi there! I'm a first-time chicken mom, but we did have peacocks when I was a kid so I have that going for me. In fact, I'm also the first person within our city limits to get chickens! (population 1,200 people so it's a small 'city') We started off two weeks ago with 6 Isa Browns (pullet) from Tractor Supply. Unfortunately, one of them seemed to have an eye infection and just wasn't thriving like the others and ended up passing away. :( The remaining 5 are happy and doing great.
    I also decided to start off with one of the coops from Tractor Supply since my husband is overseas and I don't think I can build a coop myself. Within the next few years we plan on building our 'dream coop' so we can get more hens (I really want some Orpingtons!) Eventually, I hope to have the full 12 hens that the city ordinance says I can have.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens. BYC also has threads on Peafowl, in case you like to go back down memory lane.
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sorry you lost one of the chicks but glad to hear the rest are doing well.

    Thanks for joining us!
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under amberlovegrove [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  7. HeavensHens88

    HeavensHens88 Remembering the Forgotten

    May 17, 2015
    Lost, I fear.
    Welcome to the ultimate Clan, Club, and Community of Poultry Lovers, amberlovegrove! :welcome
    Congratulations to hear you have begun to trek down the wondrous path of poultry, but sorry to hear of the loss of your chick. :hugs
    It looks like you've already received some great links regarding chicks and state threads, so I'll just give you my customary welcome for now! :frow
    All of birds are all part of one massive, unanimously-beloved flock on BYC- and we can't wait to assist in any way possible!
    We're glad you're here!!!
    :jumpy Wings of Wishes, :jumpy
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2017
  8. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

    Feb 23, 2016
    [​IMG]Welcome to BYC! I am not a expert at chickens, but if ever you have questions about ducks let me know I would be happy to help!

    -The Duck Ladie

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