Hi . I'm new to chickens from Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Debbiedodo, May 18, 2011.

  1. Debbiedodo

    Debbiedodo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everybody

    This winter I started researching chickens, coops and reading all the books at the local libraries about chickens. I also found this wonderful website and began planning our chicken adventure. We purchased 8 Barred Rock female chicks and 7 Isa Brown female chicks in March.

    My husband began building a chicken tractor to put them in until he could build a permanent chicken coop. The girls went out to the chicken tractor at 6 weeks and love it. We move it each morning. They are 8 week old now. By-the-way, one of the girls turned out to be a boy.

    My husband is building a secure coop and run with electricity and running water. We pour the cement floor in two days. We have a lot of preditors so no free ranging around here.

    We also grow a very large garden in the summer. Our two boys (in their 20's) are both handicapped and live with us. One of them has been a big help with daily chicken care and with helping his dad build the coop.

    Looking forward to a long relationship with BackYardChickens.

    Deb in mid-Michigan
     
  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
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    [​IMG] from NY
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
  4. YYZ

    YYZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi debbiedudu , cute name.

    Welcome !

    [​IMG] from Maine.
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  5. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Debbiedodo

    Debbiedodo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all

    Hillbilly Hen-thanks, we are located between White Cloud and Hesperia-so neighbors. I'll have to check out the Michigan chat thread and Chickenstock.

    Deb
     
  8. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yep, we are neighbors! Nice to see another BYC'er in my area. I am between White Cloud and Newaygo.
     
  9. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi from NC [​IMG]
     
  10. sj3364

    sj3364 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from another Michigan chicken mom. I'm from Grand Rapids and my chicks are almost 7 weeks old. This is a great place to learn about chickens. Everyone is very nice and helpful.

    Enjoy!
     

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