Greetings from Alberta

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicken overrun, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. chicken overrun

    chicken overrun Hatching

    Aug 21, 2013
    Hello everyone. I have been looking things up on BYC for quite awhile, love this site and all the wisdom here. You have all helped me out more times than you know! I finally decided to join when I had discovered a "lost" hen that had gone broody and was nearing the end of her confinement! I am happy to say that she and her 6 chicks are doing well, and are now safe from our many predators!

    We live in rural Alberta, although we are right on the edge of a small town. Too close for some things, although the neighbours are mostly okay with the roosters crowing! The first rooster we had was too loud even for us, and we had to keep him in the barn! Lol!

    We have a variety of larger animals, like horses, goats, pigs, and alpacas, but also have smaller ones like rabbits, chickens, geese, ducks, guinea fowl and now quail. But the geese have got to go, they are driving us all crazy! We may have a variety, but we have only been out in the country for 5 yrs, so we are still newbies at most of this. I was raised on a farm, my hubby in the city, so my farm blood has taken over lately. But it has been a lot of years since I lived there, and we didn't have a lot of these animals so I feel out of my league most of the time. Oh well, we are learning and having fun along the way, even if there are a few mishaps we would rather have avoided!
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] There are threads on BYC for LLamas/alpacas, Emus/Ostriches and so on. Where do you great the energy to take care of such an assortment of animals? Even small ones take a lot of work.
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, chicken overrun, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Sounds like you have a busy farm! Best of luck to you and your critters!
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your menagerie.
  6. chicken overrun

    chicken overrun Hatching

    Aug 21, 2013
    Drumstick Diva I have four children to help out! I homeschool so they are always available! [​IMG] Well, maybe not as often as I would like, but they do help out quite a bit.
  7. Webechickens

    Webechickens Chirping

    Apr 1, 2013
    East Central Indiana
    Welcome from east central Indiana!
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC!
  9. asjdun

    asjdun Hatching

    Jan 15, 2014
    Hi I have a mini pig neutered 2 yrs old about 60 lbs and a spayed almost 1 yr old 35 lb piggies. I have gone through a lot to have them and then when things got really bad I had to move to town. I live in a small southern Alberta town that has no bylaws for or against them. Bylaw officer told me I could have them until the neighbours bought their house and are infuriated I have pigs in town. They are like my kids, sleep in bed with us. I just can't keep them in town but I want to find them a loving home before the situation comes to a point where I don't get time to find the right home for them. They are vaccinated, dewormed, micro-chipped. Need help:(

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