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Hi from our Wild West Farm in Michigan!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wild west farm, May 29, 2016.

  1. wild west farm

    wild west farm Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband and I started raising chickens last year and love it! We started out with 6 chicks and two ducklings last year but unfortunately learned the hard way about critter safeing our coop and lost them all to raccoons!:(. We have reinforced our coop and are trying again this year and have expanded our flock to 14 chickens! We have 4 Ida reds, 2 buff orpingtons, 2 crested polish, 2 buff Cochins, 1 black Cochin, 1 white Cochin, 1 Dominique and 1 Ancona. We are excited to be members of backyard chickens and have already learned so much from the site and other members!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined our community.
     
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  3. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal Premium Member

    :welcome
    Glad you have joined our community and what a lovely assortment of breeds you have! The Learning Center has tons of information and if you want to get in touch with other members from Michigan just type Michigan in the search box. I wish you well in your chicken adventures!
    henny1129 :)
     
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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm sorry to hear you lost your first group :hugs Predator attacks sure are devasting and I learnt the hard way too.
    Those are some lovely breeds you have there, I have mainly polish :D The breed focus would be a great place for you to check out. Lots of info on the breeds you have. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/975504/chicken-breed-focus-project
    Please do pop by if you get the chance.

    Good luck for the future. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly. Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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  6. wild west farm

    wild west farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the warm welcome and the link! I will definitely check it out! Already have learned so much from the site![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Your most welcome :highfive:

    There is always something new to learn and BYC is the best place for all the chicken knowledge. It's just as addictive as the chickens themselves!
     
  8. wild west farm

    wild west farm Out Of The Brooder

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  9. wild west farm

    wild west farm Out Of The Brooder

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  10. wild west farm

    wild west farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm finding that you are right... It is addictive!

    Did you have problems with your polish chicks plucking each others crests? I separated mine from the other chicks because they were getting plucked but am thinking the polish chicks might be plucking at each other's. Any tips to stop them?
     

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