Canadian chicken rookie!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mamawright, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. mamawright

    mamawright Out Of The Brooder

    Hi there,

    I'm Erynn and I live in the South Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. I am in the early stages of planning the introduction of hens to my urban micro homestead. Our municipality just recently changed the bylaws allowing us to have hens so I am very excited.
    I have plans to convert my shed into a hen house and build a garden enclosure for them to spend the warmer days in. They will be allowed to free range when I am home. Because of the size of my property (.10 of an acre) I think I will start with 3 hens, possibly a Plymouth rock, an Orpington and a Wynadotte. This will also depend on the availability of chicks in my area. I am so excited to have hens, I was raised on a small scale egg farm when I was younger but this will be my first experience being solely responsible for them and on my own property!

    Any feedback, suggestions, ideas etc would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much & happy egging :)
  2. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Erynn, [​IMG]

    If you'd like to 'meet' other members from Canada, you can find them with this link:

    I like your plans to convert a shed to a coop, that will save on time and money. Look over the Coops section if you want to get some ideas of features that might work for you.

    Good luck to you and if you have questions, always feel free to ask!
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Erynn. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  4. mamawright

    mamawright Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you so much! Looking forwarding to "meeting" new people and learning about all things Chicken!
  5. mamawright

    mamawright Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you so much! I definitely will check that out!
  6. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    You're welcome, have fun!
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Erynn - glad that you have joined us. It seems like exciting times ahead for you! All the best with your shed conversion and finding the breeds that you wish.

  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock. I think you would be interested in the Canadian thread "Canadians , check-in-here."
  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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