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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by prairiegirl70, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. prairiegirl70

    prairiegirl70 New Egg

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    Well, I finally took the plunge and ordered chickens! I am a total newbie but have been reading everything I can, including these boards, for the past few months. I'm in Illinois and just bought a 100 year old farmhouse on 5 acres. My husband and I have been checking out the chicken coop plans here and trying to figure out what and how big to build.

    Very excited to be here, everyone seems do helpful. I've joked about having chickens for years and can't wait to finally do it! We ordered from Mcmurray Hatchery, and decided to go with Black Astralorps, Barred Rocks, and their rainbow layer collection (for fun). We have a teenager and a toddler who I think are going to really enjoy the chicks. We are also expecting a baby this summer, so life is going to be quite interesting this year!
    Kim
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Welcome to BYC :)
     
  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations and WELCOME!
    My very first chicks were similar to your selection (Barred Rocks, Australorps, and Easter Eggers).
    They are all so much fun and very docile. You will enjoy them!
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  5. Carcajou

    Carcajou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG], you have come to the right place. Best of luck!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Good luck with your flock and the coming addition to your family.
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Highland County Ohio and God Bless!!!
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Kim, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! I have used McMurray as well with good success! Best of luck on your poultry adventure!
     
  10. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from wqashington state glad yiu joined us!
     

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