Ordered my first chicks!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Smeamers, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Smeamers

    Smeamers Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    My name is Amy and I live in Kalamazoo, MI with my hubby and 3 kids. We only have a few acres, but we're hoping to squeeze as much homesteading in here as we can. I ordered our first chicks from a local hatchery yesterday and they should be here next Wednesday! We're getting 8 Buff Orpingtons and 7 Silver Laced Wyandottes. Now we just have to figure out if our old shed is salvageable as a coop or if we need to build one from scratch.

    Outside of chickens, my other interests are baking and cooking whole foods, homeschooling, reading, and homesteading.

    Amy
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    [​IMG] from TN
     
  3. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    Hi Smeamers! Welcome!!!

    Sounds like you'll have a GREAT flock of beautiful birds!!

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  4. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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  5. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
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    Hello [​IMG] and WELCOME to BYC from NC
     
  6. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC! You will love it here [​IMG]

    -Austin from SC
     
  7. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome. Get ready to meet a lot of nice folks here. Just a suggestion. If you change your profile to include where you are from, it helps answer some questions. It took me a while to catch onto that.

    I'll include a link to a thread about building coops that may give you some ideas.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=140561
     
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    [​IMG], Amy!

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
     
  10. vortec

    vortec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from the Big City of Williamston NC!

    I hope you will be as pleased with your Buff Orpingtons as I am with mine. Ihave both hens and roos and they are both as friendly and loving as they can be. At 8 weeks the roos want and expect to be held,and have great personalities. I have come to love this breed and hope you will too.

    vortec
     

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