New member from Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by runaelle, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. runaelle

    runaelle Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 28, 2014
    Northfield Township, MI
    I have referred to the knowledge given on Backyard Chickens over this past summer which is my first summer of owning chickens. I finally thought "Why haven't I joined?" So here I am.

    Keeping chickens has been a lifelong dream and after working to take care of my husband and daughter for the past five years I thought that it is time to do something for myself. I ordered my flock from Murray McMurray (don't say it; they were the first to show up on the search engine and I didn't know better at the time!) in March and got my girls and a few boys in May. They have done well except for the occasional hawk and their visits to the neighbors to uproot her garden. I am looking to expand my flock and maybe narrow my scope a bit from 10 breeds to just a few and eventually show.

    We finished our barn restoration this summer and a third of the barn is devoted to their coop and they have a 20' by 20' run. It is almost done. They are in a temporary coop converted from a greenhouse when I'm not home. Usually they are let out to roam free for a few hours when I get home from work. I will share pics sometime. They just started laying, but not as much as I would expect from 18 hens. I will address that on another thread.
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] So glad you decide to join us.
  3. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2014
    Sanilac County,Michigan
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Oh, I have ordered eggs from Murray McMurray and had great success with that hatchery. So I think you did good!

    Make yourself at home here and ask any questions you may have. Welcome to our flock!
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join us. Actually Murray McMurray has been one of four different hatcheries that I've ordered birds from on multiple occasions over the years, and I've been happy with their birds and service. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens did you get?
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
  10. runaelle

    runaelle Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 28, 2014
    Northfield Township, MI
    I got 3 Barred Rocks, 3 Red Leghorns, 3 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 3 Buttercups (Lost two[​IMG]) 3 Andalusians, 3 Buff Orpingtons, 3 Light Brahmas, and 1 Salmon Favorelle cockerel. I must have drove whoever packed them nuts! They did well though. I got an extra wyandotte and a polish as the free exotic. The buttercups had something physically wrong with them and died pretty quickly. My one hen who has matured is great though. I don't think I will order again from them only because of the Friday shipping thing and wanting to get better stock with known history. I was a nervous wreck on Sunday thinking of the chicks sitting in the post office all day and night. I know... I'm just a worrier. [​IMG]

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