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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RBahmer, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Hello. My name is Robin and I live in Michigan. I am REAL new to chickens. I wanted some for eggs but then got addicted. I bought baby pullets from our local TSC store this spring then I was hooked. My hubby said only 20 but needless to say I have snuck a few in here and a few in there and here I am with about 40 layers PLUS my fancy chickens I have bought lately lol. I figured out if I only do a few at a time he doesnt notice as much. I have over 60 chickens now. My son just built me another coop and will build more next spring.
    My layers are Isa Browns,4 Rhode Island Reds, 3 black Australorps,Leghorns, and Ameraucanas. I also have a trio of Wheaton Penedesencas, a pair of Partridge Penedesencas, Barnvelders, Wellsummers, Silver Lakenvelders,Blue Andalusions ,Cuckoo Marans, and Blue Marans. In the future I would like to add a trio of Black Copper Marans.
    A breeder where I bought some chicks from told me about BYC. So far this is an awesome sight.
    In my spare time I raise sheep. We have hair sheep and Icelandic sheep. A flock of around 70.
    We have 3 children, all grown, and 7 grandchildren. One of our sons live with us and helps me a lot on the farm.
     

  2. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Songster

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    Hi and Welcome! [​IMG]
    I was born and raised in Michigan but now live in Alabama! Love my chickies:)
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    HELLO FROM THE FLINT AREA!!!! Where are you located in Michigan, Robin?

    Sounds like you have already learned the "chicken math"!!! Icelandic sheep? Well....did you know there are Icelandic chickens as well? Here's a thread on them: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=299038

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    The Warden (Mary) has done a wonderful job with them, and I highly recommend her if you're interested in getting some!
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, Robin and [​IMG]. Glad you discovered BYC! Those are some beautiful birds you have there!! Enjoy!! [​IMG]
     
  5. SilkieBantams

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    [​IMG] from Texas
     
  6. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Wow! Isn't it fun being retired and working harder than you ever thought possible doing what you love! [​IMG] from the west coast!
     

  8. greymane

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Wow, you are really off and running! So glad to have you here.

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  9. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] You must join us on the MI thread. You'll meet lots of neat people in your neck of the woods.
     
  10. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!! Glad you joined!! [​IMG]
     

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