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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ladyrsanti, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. ladyrsanti

    ladyrsanti Songster

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    We just moved onto an old and small derelict farm in Michigan. The previous homeowners had a few sheep and a runaway population of barn cats (that we just spent nearly $400 neutering/spaying). They took the sheep with them, though I'd like to have a few. We're starting a flock of chickens anyway. I've never raised chickens before but used to raise cockatiels and have a passion for birds. I am converting a section of a lean-to, attached to the barn, into a coop. The chicks are still inside however until I get it secured. We have 12, 3 week old chicks - 3 Buff Orpingtons, 3 Barred Rocks, 3 Silver-Laced Wyandottes, and 3 Easter Eggers. I can't wait to get them outside at this point because of their mess and their noise level. They're in a room attached to our bedroom and every morning at about 4am they decide their water is too dirty and start cheeping loudly until I clean it. I just looked into watering nipples for the coop. [​IMG] They're a handful but very enjoyable, especially the Buffs and Easter Eggers who are getting friendly enough to approach me. The rest still cower in the corner when I'm tending the brooder.
     

  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck with your chicks. :thumbsup
     
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  5. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Songster

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    Hello and welcome! My buff orps are totally snuggly, and two of my four red pullet girls (some sort of production cross, I assume) are also very snuggly. One follows me around like a little dog! Yet my silkies, supposedly a very friendly breed, would be much happier if I never touched them, I think. I force them to suffer through it anyway! Haha!

    I moved mine out in between three and four weeks due to the "Barn Smell" in our front room.

    Have fun and thanks for joining us!
     
  6. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Songster

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    Hi && Welcome!!!
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  7. TheOutcast

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     

  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  9. Fleabuskitty

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    Easter Eggers are the best, and Silver-Laced Wyandottes are beautiful, you're going to love them!
     
  10. ladyrsanti

    ladyrsanti Songster

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    Thanks all for the warm welcome [​IMG]

    I think I'm going to move them out this weekend, brooder and all. They'll be 3 1/2 weeks and the weather is warming, plus they'll still have their heat lamp. I just have a few more pieces of hardware cloth to install to keep the critters out.
     

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