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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dws1550, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. dws1550

    dws1550 New Egg

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    Just joined BYC, don't have any yet, but I ordered chickens for dummies. Will do research first. Have a good idea for hen house and location. Would like to start out with two and maybe up to 4.
    Have an American shorthair cat, my buddy, Kiki.
    I do have some friends in the area that can guide me in the chicken raising. They have said I should do well with them.
    I'm retired and can spend time with them.
    Looking forward to spring to get my first ones. Too cold here in southern Michigan to start. DW
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. chickarapter

    chickarapter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck with your chickens and [​IMG] from MO
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Hope you stop by the Michigan thread and say Hi - if you are only looking for a few birds there are many members who breed, and Chickenstock in the spring is also a great place to pick a few up.
     
  5. sueblack

    sueblack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't agree more. I had 20 last winter and this year I am up to 30 plus hatching lots of babies to raise (somewhere are 30 more)! Yikes.
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI from KY[​IMG]
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, dws1550, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Sounds like you've received some pretty good advice already so I'll just say best of luck and have fun!!
     
  9. dws1550

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    Wellll , thank- you everyone! DW
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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