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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MaineChick, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. MaineChick

    MaineChick In the Brooder

    Nov 30, 2008
    Hi everyone,

    My husband and I bought some land in Maine last winter, and have been working towards adding livestock. We are just finishing a shed, part of which will be given over to chickens. The woman we buy our eggs from has saved me a few Buff Orpingtons so I won't have to wait til spring and get chicks, I'll have laying hens right away. I can't wait til the coop is done! The chickens will be our first animals on the place that don't live in the house. I'm hoping to get some Speckled Sussex at some point, too.

    We are new to keeping chickens and are grateful to have found this wealth of information.

    In addition to the not-yet-arrived chickens, our family consists of us two 2-leggeds, a German Shepherd, a German Shepherd foster dog, and two (at the moment) indoor cats.

    We look forward to any and all advice about keeping chickens in cold climates.
  2. speedabug

    speedabug Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    [​IMG] You will love this site full of information [​IMG]
  3. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt


    This is the right place to find out anything you could possibly want to know about chickens.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 30, 2008
  4. hoosier

    hoosier Songster

    [​IMG] Hi and welcome to the place with all the answers!
  5. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Congratulations, and what nice breeds to start with!
  6. maine chicks

    maine chicks Songster

    Nov 10, 2008
    Welcome-I've been raising chickens in Maine since a friend gave me chicks when my two boys graduated high school and left for college. Still had one home but she was afraid I'd suffer empty nest syndrome. Well, this year last child has left the nest and ten new chicks arrived in the spring along with three guinea fowl. Our summer project was to build a larger coop-finishing touches will happen in the spring but everyone has settled in for the winter. My daughter came home Thanksgiving and said the coop is larger than her dorm room. One of the boys wants to move back home if he can find a job. (he likes the fresh eggs) Good luck and enjoy the birds. If you plan on eating them don't name them. We have two old girls from the original batch, Gertrude and Sweetpea, they laid their last egg about four months ago but they are still with the flock.
  7. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
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