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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Eggceptionally, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Eggceptionally

    Eggceptionally New Egg

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    I'm Debby and I live in Grand Rapids, MI where backyard hens are still raising a ruckus. I'm celebrating the idea the city caame up with, to have a 2 year trial period to see how it goes. Finding quality coops far more expensive than I imagined, I fugure this gives me a couple years to get chicken smart and save money. I'm hoping to find people who sell sexed hens in my area and hope to give some lovely ladies a healthy beautiful place to live and share their eggs. I know already I will love them,
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Debby, Welcome to Backyard chickens. If you want to be certain about sex- you might want to buy point of lay pullets. There is such a glut of roosters looking for homes, most end up being eaten, if even someone will take them for dinner.
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Debby. Glad you decided to our flock. I hope the trial period goes well and people in your area can raise chickens permenantly. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your flock.
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Debby
    Glad you could join the flock! Hope the trial period goes well and your area are allowed to keep them on a permanent basis. If your finding coops a little expensive have you thought of making your own? Here is the link for coop section with some great ideas in https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    Wishing you the best of luck and hope you enjoy BYC :frow
     
  6. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, I totally agree. higher Quality coops are way more expensive. So are you past the 2 year trial period, staring it or have been in it for a while? If your trial goes well i might suggest my article so you can read the pros and cons. here ya go!!

    Good Luck with the flock!!

    Turkenstein25

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-chickens-the-pros-and-cons

    Just click on the link and it will send you right to my article! The coop part is the first paragraph in the disadvantages, but I reccomend to you that you read the whole thing.
     
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  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    I hope the two year trial goes (or is going) well! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We'll be happy to help.[​IMG]
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I hope the trial period goes well and you can keep chickens!
     
  10. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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