Howdy from Matt in Michigan at " My small farm".

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by casamatt, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. casamatt

    casamatt New Egg

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    . Just wanted to say hello from me and my family at "My small farm". We currently have 2 Isa's, 2 Rhode island reds, 11 Bared-rocks, 2 white Leghorns, and 3 Wyandotte's as far as the chickens go and then there is our Hackney pony Ferb, 2 German short haired pointers (female), 1 German Sheppard (male), a 2 cats.
    The we is my wife, daughter, son and myself of course.
    we started our small farm about 6 years ago with a garden then a bigger garden then 2 gardens then chickens; you understand.
    We have 3 acres in a country setting and we plan on taking on one more pony, rabbits, pheasants, and more chickens in the spring. I am an avid outdoors man and come from a family of the same. My chickens free range by day and are in a secure coop by night. My garden is chemical free and cared for by hand.
    I am 46 and have spent 23 years of my life as a builder and would be glad to help anyone who needs advice and hopefully I will have a good answer or at least point them in the right direction.
    So here we go.....
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Sounds like you have a nice farm going. How do the dogs treat your chickens?
     
  3. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hi Matt, welcome to BYC!

    With your building experience, you are going to be a very popular guy in the Coops/Runs forum!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

    And for the gardening, you might enjoy this forum:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16176/gardening

    If that isn't enough to read and keep up with, there's this for all your non-poultry friends:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/22/other-pets-livestock

    That should keep you in reading material for a while, lol.

    Great to have you here and best wishes on all your plans!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. casamatt

    casamatt New Egg

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    Thanx!
     
  7. casamatt

    casamatt New Egg

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    I could control one of my pointers which is my girl but the other pointer and the Sheppard would probably go crazy. I live at a property on one side of a road and have a rental and three acres across the road where my farm is so there is no cross exposure unless I want it.
     
  8. casamatt

    casamatt New Egg

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    Thanx
     
  9. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm thinking you don't. Introducing dogs to chickens is rather a science and takes considerable time and effort. There are many great threads on the topic if you find you need to let them interact.
     
  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    Feel free to check out the Michigan thread on BYC.
     
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