New chicken owners in northern IL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DaveNay, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. DaveNay

    DaveNay Out Of The Brooder

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    So the wife and I have talked about chicks for a couple years now and finally this morning I quit my hemming and hawing and placed my order with Murray McMurray!

    6 female Black Australorp
    3 male BA

    5 female Buff Orpington
    3 male BO

    5 female Red Star
    3 male RS

    1 free "exotic" chick.

    Delivery is the week of Feb 29th, so we should have roosters in the freezer by June and hens laying by Aug.

    Now that I know the chicks will be delivered the first week of March, it provides the motivation to finally convert one of the horse stalls to a coop and then build a run for when we don't let them out to free range.

    Wish us luck!
     
  2. DaveNay

    DaveNay Out Of The Brooder

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    Oops....I didn't realize there was such a delay when creating a new thread. Probably had to be approved by a mod since I am a new member.

    Please delete duplicate thread. (Unless I find the delete button myself)
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I've already greeted you on your other thread, but again, welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Cheers.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  5. DaveNay

    DaveNay Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup...as stated in the second post to this thread. [​IMG]

    I just can't find any way to delete it myself, so a mod will have to delete this thread for us.
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Just in case I missed the other thread. Double posts happen all the time. :)
     
  7. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    No worries about the double post...I haven't seen your 1st one yet so now I'll get to make you doubly welcome [​IMG]

    I've had good luck with the chicks from MM and ordered ducks from them this year (due to come in April). I am kind of curious...why so many roosters?
     
  8. DaveNay

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    The answer to that question is in the other thread. [​IMG]

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  9. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Oh great...now I'm just all kerfuddled. [​IMG]
     
  10. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you decided to join us!!
     

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