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Hello! Newbie in Wisconsin :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 5lilchix, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. 5lilchix

    5lilchix New Egg

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    I've been reading along for a few months! We knew we would be getting some chickens when we bought 5 acres last year. I've been searching for an old coop or shed or something to make into a coop when I came upon a young guy looking to rehire his 12 chickens and their coop! I thought I'd ease into chicken life starting with babies but I have five 8 month olds- 2 RIR,2 BR, and what I'm told is an Americauna. Then I have two 6 week olds and five 4 week olds. All the babies are the offspring of the older girls and an Americauna Rooster. So far they're all different looking and super cute! I'm afraid that at least 3 are roos. I have to say I love reading up on everything here! NEveryone is so helpful and generally really respectful. I've been in mommy groups online where people discuss children and it's nothing but bashing and mean! So I'm glad the chicken world seems friendly :) I'm in Wisconsin, I have 5 kids the oldest is 10 and my youngest is a set of 4 month old twins. And I also love to garden!
     
  2. Paganrose

    Paganrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome To BYC!

    I also am in Wisconsin!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  5. birds4kids

    birds4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With 5 acres you could get carried away. :)
    I am in WI too and considering upping the amount of acreage we have.
     
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Congrats on your new flock! Chickens, 5 kids and gardening - I bet you have hours to burn just doing nothing eh? [​IMG]. Theres lots of resources here, so make the most of them and of course our members are a great bunch, so don't be afraid to post any questions that you may have.

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens - chicken spoken here 24/7 and you won't get any weird looks from us. We are chicken enablers in every sense of the word. You may want to post photos of your birds at "what breed or gender is this," and hopefully get that squared away. We love to guess here too but, on the gender thread you will be open to many more opinions.
     
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     

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