Getting started and learning in Atlantic Canada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hwillm1977, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. hwillm1977

    hwillm1977 Hatching

    Oct 17, 2009
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Hello everyone,
    I stumbled on this site while searching the internet for info on raising chickens. I don't have any of my own right now, but am hoping to get some from the local feed store in spring to try it out. At the moment I'm trying to learn as much as possible from as many sources as possible and this site seemed fantastic!

    I'm in my thirties, with a husband, 2 permanent dogs (pit bulls), a variety of foster dogs (also usually pit bulls) and one horse (Quarter horse mare). I'm a graphic designer/page layout person for a local paper and in my spare time I'm also a portrait artist... I love drawing animals and donate a lot of time/drawings to animal rescue groups for fundraising.

    I live in a 130 year old farmhouse which we are in the process of restoring to sell it and move up. There's only an acre of land here, but we own 120 acres a little way down the road which will someday hold our dream home and hobby farm. Right now it's our managed woodlot.

    At this point I'm a little intimidated by chickens, but that's strictly because I know next to nothing about them. We moved to the country to become as self sufficient as possible, so chickens will be our first small step toward that. Before this farmhouse we were stuck in a trailer park in the middle of a city [​IMG]

    Well, that's me in a nutshell I guess... can't wait to get to know some of the people on here [​IMG]


    (and Shawn, Marley, Carrie, and Dee Horse)

  2. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    [​IMG] from England!Glad you joined us!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    Welcome. You found a good place to learn. Glad to have you here.

    You might modify your profile to show your location. If you do have questions, your location could be important in the responces. Some of your issues will be different than the ones experiences by our friends in Kenya, Australia, France, and South Africa, let alone Wisconsin or Louisiana.
  4. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] Careful chickens are highly addictive! [​IMG]

  5. pringle

    pringle Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  7. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    Welcome to BYC from Western Washington. [​IMG]

  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]

    ... and we LOVE pictures!
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2009
  9. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In

  10. Jodistur

    Jodistur In the Brooder

    Oct 21, 2009
    Northeast Ohio
    Hello from Northeast Ohio!
    15 chickens (Bantam Buckeyes & Cornish Rock Cross ie dinner)
    25 rabbits (5 Flemish Giants & 20 English Spots) some are show and some are meat...
    2 dogs - pets
    2 cats - pets
    2 guinea pigs - pets

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