Hello from Alberta Canada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RossChickens, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. RossChickens

    RossChickens Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 1, 2017
    Southern Alberta
    Just popping in to introduce myself! I live in Southern Alberta, Canada. We are bee farmers, slowly growing in size each year, but my husband is more into that than I. I prefer "not bees". So I started reading up on raising chickens (a little more my speed). Now that I am a few books into it all, and as prepared as I can hope to be, I have my first 6 chicks, and daily entertainment. They are the sweetest little things, some with more attitude then others. I never would have thought they could be so darn sweet!

    I am now completing my research and gathering material to build our coop, which was a bit of a challenge, as I wanted to ensure it was warm enough for the frigid temps we have been experiencing (-20C to -25C). I have reviewed a lot of posts on here as well (thanks!) and hopefully will have a great looking coop in a week or 2!

    I am looking forward to getting to know more of you!
  2. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2016
    Cumbria, UK
    Hi! Welcome to BYC- I'm glad you joined us! :) What breeds are your chicks?

  3. RossChickens

    RossChickens Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 1, 2017
    Southern Alberta
    Hi! Still trying to determine that in the breeds section! :)
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Best wishes!! [​IMG]
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens. You may also be interested in "Canadians, check in here," thread
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under RossChickens [​IMG] Welcome!

    I recommend a visit to the Learning Centre if you have not already checked it out; lots of good tips there: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Best wishes to you and your little ones, even the bees [​IMG]

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  8. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2015
    Rainbow Nation
    Welcome to BYC good luck with the chicks. I have a wild bee nest somewhere! and they come out in droves and feed on the algea on my pond- have to say they are bit aggressive if you disturb them so I agree chooks are much more fun
  9. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member Project Manager

    Nov 7, 2015
    Southwestern MB, Canada
  10. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you here!

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