getting up my chicken courage - on vancouver island, bc.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by appleturnover, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. appleturnover

    appleturnover Out Of The Brooder

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    hi, i'm elisa, i'm just outside victoria, bc, and i'm plotting and planning with my children to build a coop and hatch some chickens. we live in a wild place with predators from earth and water and sky, so we have a challenge on our hands. the children homeschool, and we'd really like to incubate eggs...but they are very sad at the thought of becoming attached to roosters, and letting them go/eating them.

    they also want to be very hands on - so the run needs to let them in, or, we'll need a way to take a chicken for a supervised walk. i'd like to free range, but a mink, hawk, eagle, raccoon or terrier will have lunch at my place if i do.

    we just want half a dozen hens, possibly of various breeds, though wynedotte is the favourite.

    so, we are researching coop designs, and asking around if anyone would like our future roosters!

    i would love advice, and am off to immerse myself here. i'll be writing about my chicken project on my site, appleturnover.tv.

    x elisa
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] We're glad to have you. Wyandottes are a great choice-- they're my favorite breed, too!
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Elisa, welcome to BYC. Search the forums - knowledge is here.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you start with older "point of lay," pullets you won't accidentally find a rooster in your midst. If you intend to incubate eggs or buy young chicks you can be certain there will be roosters to deal with. It's a balance of one thing against another. POA breeds will cost more than day old chicks.

    If you have popular breeds - you may find it easier to place roosters.
     
  9. appleturnover

    appleturnover Out Of The Brooder

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    oh, thank you everyone! much appreciated :)
     

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