Starting our Hobby Farm in West Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by newtnn, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. newtnn

    newtnn Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there, my name is Nick.

    My wife Rachel and I just bought a house with some land, and are hoping to start a hobby farm, and eventually raise some heritage sheep and a few goats. But to start off, we are getting chickens.

    The coop is assembled, the chickens are ready to be picked up, just need to get them! We are getting two Hamburg hens, two Lakenvelder hens (all four have been living together elsewhere and are two years old) as well as 3-4 younger Delaware hens. Maybe sometime next spring we will try to find a rooster to help with livestock conservation?
    But yeah, I never thought I would be saying this, but I'm ready and excited to own chickens. So, hello to all of you BYC folks! I plan to learn a thing or several from you, and I hope I can return the favor some day!

    -Nick
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    So glad you joined us.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of good articles on getting started with chickens, building the coop, picking the breeds, raising the chicks, and keeping your adult flock happy, healthy and safe from predators...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Good luck with your new hobby farm and we do welcome you to our flock!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2014
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Nick. Glad you decided to join our flock. I used to raise Nubian goats and now my son-in-law wants to raise some goats. I'm all for it and willing to help him in any way I can. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your flock and you hobby farm going.
     

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