Greetings from Violet Hil, Ontario, Canada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Canadianna, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Canadianna

    Canadianna Hatching

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    Hi there! I found this place recently, while researching laying hens. I noticed that all my Googled questions brought me to this site, so I figured this was the place to be.

    While I had chickens growing up, I don't remember much. Other than collecting eggs, I didn't have much responsibility. It's been fun learning about what they need vs. what I want from them.

    Husband and I just bought a small parcel (3 acres) of land we call Victory Gardens, and I was very excited to bring home my first flock.

    We've got 12 chickens at the moment:
    5 Australorp x Sussex (22 weeks - no eggs yet)
    3 Euskal Oiloa (12 weeks)
    3 Easter Eggers (12 weeks)
    1 Blue Ameraucana (11 weeks)

    I'm really getting into the whole "Homesteading" thing. The home we bought was a blank slate, and I've enjoyed putting in gardens and the chicken coop. I'd like to have goats and bees eventually, also.

    I'm a SaHM with an almost 5 year old son and twin 2 year old girls. My husband works from home as a computer programmer, and my mom recently sold her home to come live on our 'farm' with us. Six people in a small bungalow is pretty tight, but we're enjoying it so far.

    As for other hobbies, I'm a knitter. I do custom knitting, have my stuff in a few art galleries, dye yarn and design patterns.

    Good times.
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC and good luck with your chickens! :)
     
  3. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster 5 Years

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, Canadianna, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! Good luck to you and your flock plus other endeavors. Oh, and my gal, also a knitter, wants to know if you are a member of Ravelry? Best wishes!
     
  5. Canadianna

    Canadianna Hatching

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    Thanks all!

    Redsoxs: I'm absolutely on Ravelry. Your gal can find me under 'redcorset' if she likes. It's great to connect with other knitters. :)

    ~Angela
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2013
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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  7. chickenpooplady

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    [​IMG] from Ohio!!! Good luck and have fun with your chickens!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     

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