Greetings from Central Ontario

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Muskoka13, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Muskoka13

    Muskoka13 New Egg

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    I just stumbled upon your website this morning and have been reading many forums, with great interest, for about 2 hours now. I realize that this is a primarily domestic livestock information site but noticed that many members also practice a free range, open area style of livestock management. To these folks I would like to ask advice. Last year I acquired a property about 20 minutes outside of Algonquin Park. Bush all around and yes I have Bear and Wolf Issues. Having raised chickens and turkeys for years at my last location I know that this location would be folly. Not wanting to enter into a life of constant battle with the locals I have chosen to try a property management strategy of wildlife attraction and management. My winter Deer and Wild Turkey feeding program was successful. They are entering spring healthy, happy, relaxed and ready for the next year. There are Two natural ponds on the property. 5000 sq. feet and 3000 sq. ft. I would like to attract and maintain migrating ducks for the season. This is new to me. Has anyone had success with predator proof nesting boxes? Do I feed? If so, how much and when do I stop feeding to insure migration. Is there a breed of Domestic waterfowl, for meat and eggs, that I can raise in proximity to the wild ones and not risk the introduction of disease? And on the subject of chickens, I will miss them. My hens were constant companions around the yard.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  4. Muskoka13

    Muskoka13 New Egg

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    Thank You. Glad to be here.
     
  5. Muskoka13

    Muskoka13 New Egg

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    Thank You. Happy to have found this site.
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm sorry but, I wouldn't know the answer to your questions. I would worry more about being in the path of probably, very many predators.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on the link provided by Kelsie.

    Good luck!
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.
     

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