New in Wisconsin

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gnarled Carrots, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Gnarled Carrots

    Gnarled Carrots Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello All!

    I'm new to the site, but an avid chicken enthusiast. I had small flock of chickens in college: a Speckled Sussex, Golden Polish, Golden Wyandotte, and Belgian d'Anver that I absolutely adored. I've been living a fairly nomadic lifestyle since then, though, and haven't been able to settle into having chickens. However, the experience stuck with me and I've been looking forward to the day where having chickens is practical again! My partner and are are living on a farm in Wisconsin and are ready to get chickens this year. We're just waiting for the snow to melt so that we can begin construction on a coop and hopefully have chickens this spring (fingers crossed!).

    We're not sure what breed we're going to do, but are likely going to look for some pullets or laying hens in the Southern Wisconsin area. We do know that we're going to build a cob chicken coop, though, so that will be something new and exciting!
     
  2. crapwagon

    crapwagon Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck and Welcome. You can pretty much get everything you need on this site. Lot of people with a bunch of information. It also allows you to connect with people local. [​IMG]
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  4. doc637

    doc637 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC! Look forward to seeing the cob coop.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. If you search for your state in the search box, i am sure that you will find a thread. Joining that thread will help put you in touch with members local to you - they will be a great resource for suggesting breeds and where to get them.

    All the best and enjoy your chicken renaissance

    CT
     
  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. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Good luck with all your plans!
     
  8. Gnarled Carrots

    Gnarled Carrots Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks CTKen! That's really helpful. Living somewhere where it's both hot in the summer and cold in the winter, it'd be nice to pick up some tips about breeds!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Hope you enjoy BYC as much as we do.
     
  10. Gnarled Carrots

    Gnarled Carrots Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! I'm glad to be here. This is a great site [​IMG]
     

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