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Hello, my name is Thiriel, I don't yet have my own flock, but I'm looking to get one in a few years, once my BF and I get our house. I'm joing now because I want to learn as much as I can before I get into something like this. One thing to collect books, but we're talking about tiny, fragile little (delicious) lives in my hands, I want to be prepared!

 

I'm looking for any help, tips and tricks that people are willing to provide.

 

I'm also looking for someone within the Atlantic region (NB, PEI, NS) who breeds chickens where I can get chicks, or at worse, a hatchery that can ship within those provinces.

 

Thank you!

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Welcome to BYC :frow You've come to the right place, there is so much information here! 

 

Breeders… I don't know how up-to-date this thread is, best would be to start from the last post and work your way backwards:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/120419/canadian-breeder-list/0_30

 

Enjoy the site!

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you.
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Hi and welcome to our community. Good luck with your planning - doing so in advance will make the learning curve of chicken ownership a lot less stressful. 

 

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 

 

 

All the best

CT

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Thanks everyone, and I have been looking over a lot of stuff on the learning centre, taking a look to see what I can and should not do, as well as weighing my options; try to find a local breeder of what I want (Orpintons and perhaps Dominiques), or do I try to find a way to ship them to Atlantic Canada?

 

For the year after, do I leave one or two hens go broody or do I order more chicks, if I can?

 

Choices, choices....

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Hi Thiriel; Greetings from Alberta.  Glad you joined BYC.  I spent a few years in Sackville long, long ago and still have relatives in Moncton.  Small world.  I joined BYC the autumn before I acquired my first flock and continue to find it a great resource.  The members are really generous with their advice.

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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