Michigan chicken noob

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BatesBandA, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. BatesBandA

    BatesBandA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just bought a house with 7 acres and getting prepared for chickens. Genesee county and Shiawasee county borders. Would love some chicken friends.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    If you'd like to 'meet' others in your area, check out your state thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    And if you haven't already done so, take a look at some of the great articles in the Learning Center...they can help get you off on the right foot.

    What breed of chickens are you planning on getting? There are so many to choose from, part of what makes keeping chickens fun.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
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  3. BatesBandA

    BatesBandA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want a big variety of [​IMG] [​IMG] & [​IMG]'s, a couple of [​IMG]'s, some [​IMG]'s eventually. I have been wanting a mini farm for our family forever. I think foster kids will love it.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The Michigan state folks are very nice. They could tell you what breeds do best in your climate, type of coop etc. Welcome to BYC, with that many acres you could have your own zoo. [​IMG]
     
  5. BatesBandA

    BatesBandA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 3 dogs a cat and 5 kids currently living here (we were a family of 11 until 2015) if I suggest anymore than a few outdoor animals my husband will never leave the pole barn or work.[​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. It seems like the world is your oyster with so much space. Heck, I'd go bonkers and get as many varieties as i could with that much space! Some BYC members have hobbies other than chickens (dunno why [​IMG]) so I'd suggest searching for topics that interest you - anything from keeping fish, quilting, baking, keeping goats - the list goes on!

    Good luck with your farm

    All the best
    CT
     
  8. BatesBandA

    BatesBandA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Braving the snow to go buy chicks today!
     
  9. BatesBandA

    BatesBandA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]17 New babies
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Get your coop built ASAP. They are going to outgrow that tub in a matter of days. Chicks double in size every week for the first 6 weeks. It's crazy how fast they grow.
     

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