Hello from Alberta

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RoosterRules, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. RoosterRules

    RoosterRules Chirping

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    hello! I just joined yesterday. I love this forum for all the coop design tips as I am steady tinkering with mine. I live in Alberta with my flock of six, Brahma and Orloff. I got initially into chickens because I really wanted a rooster to crow. I picked these two heirloom breeds because I would like to experiment with crossing them as a project breed for cold climate. Getting through winter without losses is the only thing on my mind right now, though, predator pressure is high. I am vigilant in keeping my dog with them and cooping them up early. The snow fortunately allows me to define their areas to range in so I can keep them out of the bush during this time. Thank you for the many inspiring ideas posted!
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  2. DobieLover

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Love the pix! Including the Dobie! ;) I wish my big blue 'tard would behave around my flock. He is utterly untrustworthy.
     
  3. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC @RoosterRules ! Thank you for joining us! Nice pics!
     
  4. RoosterRules

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    Dobies are the best! I am incurably in love with them. I don't know why but this current dobie I have has just never been into birds as prey. His kryptonite is rabbits, he is all hound.
     
  5. Melky

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    Welcome! Check out the Learning Center if haven’t already good resource. Look up predator protection on the site to maximize yours if able. Lots of ideas. I enjoy looking at the coop designs here too for ideas and continual improvement.
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  6. JedJackson

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    Welcome to BYC! You have some very handsome chickens, and they look beautiful in the snow. I hope you enjoy the website.
     
  7. itsasmallfarm

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    hello welcome to BYC neighbor! am from Saskatchewan,

    great place here tons of info and really awesome people :)
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Hello...:frow
    I'm from Alberta too..:wee
    I'm twenty minutes west of Edmonton...:frow
    :welcome
     
  9. RoosterRules

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    Thank you! I will look through that link. Right now, my flock is living in a timeshare situation with the wildlife.
     
  10. DobieLover

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    I'm on my fifth Dobie - all rescues. I started on the breed in 1996! The best breed IMO! My current boy, as were all his predecessors, is the killer of woodchucks. He also managed to catch and kill a chipmunk by dumb luck and a gray squirrel with the help of his little rat terrier buddy.
    He lunged at one of my EE while on leash. All my idiots are a big "no no" when it comes to the chickens. I envy you that you can let your boy out with the flock.
     

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