Newbie here in Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by loriann12, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. loriann12

    loriann12 New Egg

    Mar 6, 2016
    Hi All,

    I am completely new to chickens and sort of impulsively bought 6 egg laying pullets from tractor supply. My three kids and I are super excited! Admittedly, I do not know a lot about chickens and a friend of mine referred me to this site. I could use any suggestions, links to threads that may be helpful, tips etc. I got 3 australorp and 3 yellow-but will be white I am told- pullets. I do have a decent size cage from a friend of mine that used to be a rabbit hutch and has plenty of room for them. The are in my garage and I am worried it may be too cold but they lived through last night and the forecast shows it will be getting warmer and last night was the last of the cold. I do have the heat lamp of course with the red bulb, bedding and waterer and feeder. But, that's about it! I am super excited and looking forward to gaining lots of knowledge from all of you chicken experts!


  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Lori and welcome to BYC.

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area ( In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
  3. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
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