Hey everyone.... I’m “new” to this forum but have been reading lots on it for a while already. And I have a question for all the Canadian (and anyone else who might know) chicken, waterfowl and other poultry raisers and breeders.... I live in Manitoba... north-west interlake area. Are there any other Canadian hatcheries or people who sell hatching eggs and/or heritage/exotic poultry and waterfowl other than Rochester’s and Bergs? I’m looking for Buff Orpingtons, Cuckoo (Maran’s and other Cuckoo varieties) and Americana’s (any standard colors). Waterfowl.... Rouen and Welsh Harlequin Ducks. I am also looking for Pilgrim and Buff geese. I know I can order the Rouen and Welsh Harlequin ducks from Bergs but I can’t seem to find anyone who sells Pilgrim and/or Buff geese. I am looking for calmer chickens and waterfowl as I have small children who enjoy helping with chores... We have 50+ chickens of various ages that were given to us this spring (I’ve raised chickens before but these were a first for my husband) however they were all straight run and an assortment of breeds consisting of Americanas, Cuckoo Marans, Bergs Grazers, Basques, White Leghorns, Danish Leghorns, Black Australorps, White Cochins and some Dark Brahma crosses. Anyways a lot of them will be hitting the freezer this fall some going to the peoples who gave them to us as part payment and the rest for us. My husband and I would like to cut it down to around 20-22 hens and keep two roosters. I can’t decide which all hens I want to keep so that’s why the numbers aren’t completely settled. LOL! J So.... those are my questions and my biddies.... ordering from the States isn’t easy for us never mind expensive... we aren’t overflowing with monies or I would order from Murray McMurray’s. So maybe someone who has other chickens in the area might like to “swap” a breed or two, or have eggs I could hatch ducks and geese from. And one more question though.... one of my White Cochins began setting on August 31st (she’d been trying to set for a week or so before that but I always took the eggs away, then my husband helped me set up a little corner in the coop/chicken house for her and she’s as happy as can be now... :-D) She’s on 12 eggs and I was wondering if she needs anything special other than feed and water? I gave her greens for a couple days but she never touched them so I stopped. She has a mix of Co-op brand Hen scratch and cage layer.... and fresh water. We don’t have the internet ourselves so I won’t get back here very often but if anyone has information please post it. Thank you in advance.