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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WI FarmChick, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Songster

    Feb 22, 2012
    Hi Everyone, I am From WI.
    I Have 36, 2 week old babies. I raised 24 broilers with much success, couple 4-5 years back.
    I have had a dozen girls for laying. Until "life" got in the way. Had to give them up. (To a good neighbor.) So these are my latest babies, I wanted Fancy pants girls. But we have a hatchery about an hour away ( but limited on variety) I didn't like the idea of shipping them so I went and picked them up. My chicks went peep...peep...peep.. All the way home.... lol.

    25 of them are called "Special Blacks" They are a dual purpose brown egg layer. The other 15 are Leghorn white egg layers. they are fun, I have a special girl that jumps up on my arm when i do some spoiling with treats. she will sit on me and let me hold her.

    I have been doing a lot of research on feeding with whole grains, but I am more confused then ever! :( I am wanting to raise them on whole grains. But petrified I will do more damage than good. I am trying to keep in mind what they all eat outside naturally.

    I found out about you when researching whole grain feeding.

    I make handcrafted soaps, I make quilts then hand quilt them (have one on my frame waiting for me.), I knit, Crochet, general crafts, general building things (when the need arises).

    Which I need a bigger coop now. My other one is too small. Not much time to do that. I am always a year ahead and my hubby is a year behind so between us we should get her done on time. We do have 1 extra set of hands for the task and that is our daughter, she is 14 now.

    I am looking forward to meeting you all! :)

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  3. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Chookschick has a recipe for home made feed that is healthy and balanced.
  5. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Songster

    Feb 22, 2012
    Thanks Everyone! Awesome welcome! [​IMG]

    Oh it would be great to see what chookschick is using. I don't feel mine is well balanced. I don't really want to order feed ingredients.
    would like to be able to find things in my neck of the woods reasonably priced.
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
  7. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    Welcome to BackYardChickens

  8. magnolia-1971

    magnolia-1971 Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    SE Wisconsin
  9. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So happy you joined. :thumbsup

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