Hej Alle!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kweyland, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. kweyland

    kweyland In the Brooder

    Dec 22, 2014
    Washington State
    My name is Kelsey.

    By day I am a Behavioral Intervention Specialist, and also working on my master's in teaching. I just became a new mom, so I'm hoping to extend my maternity leave into a SAHM position until I finish school and can start my new second career. By night I run my own creative boutique, and I also have an Aviary. I currently breed canaries, lady gouldian finches, and one single pair of zebra finches as well as take in rescue birds. I love parrots and other hard bills, but I'm much more into soft bills. I'm currently researching how to successfully building an outside aviary that would serve dual purposes: 1. House one or two rescued crows/ ravens that can't be released and 2. house some kind of ground grouse. I'm looking at quails and pheasants right now, but am continually changing my mind. Other than the normal challenges an outdoor aviary, there are considerable behavioral challenges in housing, handling, and occupying such different birds in the same environment.

    I am also interested in obtaining some kind of backyard egg source, but again haven't decided on which birds for that project either.

    I'm looking forward to building great professional and networking relationships here as well as finding mentors and sources of information to guide me in my continually growing projects and ideas.

    Thank you for your time =)

    Ha det!

  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. It sounds like you have an exciting occupation. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about canaries, finches, and parrots (never had any of them), but you should definitely post on our caged bird section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/57/caged-birds-finches-canaries-cockatiels-parrots-etc, and take advantage of our canary, finch, and parrot experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your Master's degree in teaching.
  3. kweyland

    kweyland In the Brooder

    Dec 22, 2014
    Washington State
    Thank you! I'm excited to expand my repitoire! although I'm confident enough in my canary and finch knowledge I probably won't be in the need to seek advice, if they offer interesting articles and a buy/sell/ trade forum I'd be much more interested in that!
  4. kweyland

    kweyland In the Brooder

    Dec 22, 2014
    Washington State
    Thank you!

    The link that caught my eye immediately was the coop design! I have seen so many beautiful pieces! I look forward to exploring what people with experience have found works best!
  5. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Songster

    Jun 15, 2012
    Chasing Chooks
    Welcome to the BYC flock and Happy New Year! [​IMG] I hope you enjoy your chickens, whatever breed they may be.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    When you have 20 posts you can participate in the BUY,Sell,Trade, forum. Welcome to BYC.

  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!

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