Minnie Farmer in MI

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by minniefarm, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. minniefarm

    minniefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    My husband and I just moved out to the country and have our own 5 acres (Hence Minnie Farmer). My first order of business is to get some chickens! Our mini farm is really more of a hobby for me. In additon to chickens, I will have an acre veggie garden to start with. I also care for horses, but they are not on our property.

    I am going to be building my own coop using recycled materials (pallets and dog kennel panels mostly!).

    Can't wait for spring and my first chicks!
     
  2. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC. Congrats on your new farm. Enjoy
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, minniefarm, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our flock! Love the use of re-purposed materials. Best of luck with your farm and have fun!!
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Be sure to stop by the Michigan thread and say Hi
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Congratulations on your new home and good luck with starting your flock. Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welcome to BYC from California wine country in the Western Sierra Foothills.

    Let me share my favorite resource for deciding on breeds: Henderson's Handy Dandy Chicken Chart: www.Ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

    Sometimes I think a breed is so pretty, then I refer to the list to consider how well it will "fit" in my situation. I have a very mixed flock - with your property you won't have to stick to just a few hens.
    ;)

    Watch out for Chicken Math. :D
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  10. LovePolish2

    LovePolish2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! :)
     

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