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speedchick21

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 24, 2014
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Southwest Mighigan
Hi there! I'm from Southwest Michigan and will be acquiring an entire setup with chickens that are already laying. Not sure what I'm getting into 100% so any advice is welcome!

Thanks!
 
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Reesling

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 24, 2014
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0
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Wisconsin, USA
Hello, and congrats on your newcoming birds! :)
May I just say, that if you do this again in the future, you should quarantine them for atlelast a month to prevent on diseases from spreading. The number one cause of disease spreading is exposure from flock to flock.
Also, I reccomend that at some point you raise a chicken from a chick. You can find them in springtime at feed and supply stores (Tractor Supply, Farm & Fleet and such) or you can buy chicks year-round online. Be sure it's from a trustworthy source so you don't get sick chicks. Whenever you buy chickens which you plan to sell their meat or offspring (or if you wish to show your birds), ask your dealer for Pullorum papers. These papers proove that your birds have had their Pullorum and Typhoid vaccinations. These are required for showing birds.
 

Kelsie2290

Free Ranging
Premium member
8 Years
Feb 18, 2011
36,683
4,863
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Ohio
Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Have fun with your new chicken adventure, your family will love having them!
Be sure to check out the Learning Center, lots of great articles on all aspects of chicken keeping to get your started https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center then you might want to check out the various forums in the Raising Backyard Chickens section https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/64/raising-backyard-chickens
and it is always fun to check out your state thread for chicken keeping neighbors https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/697050/michigan-thread-all-are-welcome
 

TwoCrows

A Native Raven
Staff member
Premium member
9 Years
Mar 21, 2011
40,957
61,863
1,492
New Mexico, USA
My Coop
My Coop


Welcome to BYC!

And welcome to the world of chickens! You will definitely want to stop by our learning center here on BYC. You can find all kinds of articles on getting started, chicken breeds, building the coop, raising the babies and keeping your adult flock happy, healthy and safe from predators. Feel free to ask questions if you don't find what you are looking for.

Enjoy this new adventure you are on and welcome to our flock!
 
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