Hello from Michigan

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by jonathco, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. jonathco

    jonathco New Member

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    Hello, I am from Mid-Michigan and grew up with chickens all my life. My wife and I live on a 3/4 acre lot in a small township now and are looking to get chickens fairly soon. So far, this site has been a god send!
     
  2. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    Welcome jonathco! What kind of chickens are you planning to get?
     

  3. jonathco

    jonathco New Member

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    I live in a township with Chicken ordinances; while I realize the Michigan Right to Farm Act protects me, I will probably go with a nice quiet breed like Australorp or Orpington just to be appeasing to the locals. What's the quietest breed in your opinion?
     
  4. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    Welcome to the group :) In my bunch my Silver Lakenvelder, Spalsh Andalusian, and White Cochin are my quietest girls. The rest "talk" all the time.
     
  5. cogburn

    cogburn New Member

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    Welcome !!!!
     
  6. jonathco

    jonathco New Member

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    Thanks everyone! Glad to be here
     
  7. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    I have an australorp that's just over a year old now. Lilah's just a doll; follows me everywhere. Very sweet, docile, beautiful girl. Not noisy either like my rhodes or barred rock. Also very intelligent breed. Gets along with others well. Another I have is part australorp part leghorn. She too is a lot like Lilah. I have heard that orphington's tend to be more noisy. If I had known what australorps were like before I got the others, I would have gone more with that breed. Love my other girls too but they are more bossy and hard to blend in other chickens with. Does will in cold & hot climate. Hope this helps you with your decision. Good luck!
     
  8. Riverdale

    Riverdale New Member

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    Which township? Depending on how rural it is, it could be changed. ;)

    Welcome, from near the Gratiot/Montcalm county line :D