helllo and thank you for having me as part of the chicken family from thunder bay ont Canada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by scotttaylor41, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. scotttaylor41

    scotttaylor41 New Egg

    Apr 15, 2012
    im new looking to start with ready lay chicken but the that is stopping me is i am in a wheelchair so not sure i can do this for one and the other is like so meany of you im a newbie to the whole chicken world and know not a thing about it but i love the sound of the roster in the morning and watching them do there thing they do everyday sooo in saying that i need real help in knowing what works as ready lays in thunder bay and what i need to know before i wheel in to this like how ofton do i need to feed water them clean out there coops so if i may ask the pros on here for any ideas or way you may think i can work this id be soooo pleased
  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    Hello and :welcome

    To find others in your area, you can visit the Canada thread in Where am I, where are you - perhaps you'll be able to get some advice about chickens where you live. :)

    I've found that grown chickens don't need too much tending to. We go down to the coop to pour out some feed and change the water every morning, and collect the eggs, that is about it. They free range, and pretty much take care of themselves.

    I know some people with coops built so that the nest boxes and a "poop tray" under the roosts can be pulled out from the back of the coop for easy egg collecting and cleaning without having to get right into the coop.

    I wish you all the best for when you do get chickens, it's a very good experience! Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have. Enjoy the site. :)
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  5. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Hi && Welcome!!!
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    If you look in the FAQ section of the forum you will find links to many helpful threads
  8. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    Southern PA
    Hello and welcome Scott! I think that if you get the right coop design, you will have a pretty easy time caring for the chickens. Just check out the coop section of the website. Maybe get a pull-out tray under the roost full of PDZ so you can easily clean up in the coop, as well as the pull-out nesting boxes? Also look into a tank with a floater valve with chicken nipples for a waterer, with organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar in the mix to keep the chickens healthy and keep the plastic from getting slimy. If you can get a heated watering tank, that will also make your job easier.

    Good luck with your feathered kids!
    ~Sara Jane
  9. j and bs hens

    j and bs hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 29, 2012
    Vancouver Island
    Welcome to BYC from BC!
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.

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