New from Minnesota! :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by courtneyroth89, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. courtneyroth89

    courtneyroth89 New Egg

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    Hello!!

    I just thought I would take a minute to introduce myself and explain my intentions here :)

    I recently moved onto acreage in Minnesota (relocating from Michigan) with my boyfriend. We are expecting a baby in July and recently bought to heifers to start our own little farm. I love gardening and am looking for a little group of fowl to help keep the ticks down in the yard and garden. I am mainly looking at chickens vs guinea hens at this point and felt this was a great place to start!!!

    I will appreciate any helpful hints!!

    Can't wait to start learning all I can about the wonderful world of "farm fowl".
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, courtneyroth89, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! I can't speak to guinea fowl as I have no experience. I understand they do take care of ticks on your property. But I also hear they don't always stay on your property!! I love the fact that I know where my chickens are laying their eggs - guineas are more random. You can get more info on guineas in the thread below. Good luck to you and your fowl!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/45/guinea-fowl

    And here's a handy dandy chart of various chicken breeds:

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
     
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    [​IMG]From Kansas! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Congratulations on your new home, and good luck starting your flock. Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     

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