Hello from Alberta

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by annejilli, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. annejilli

    annejilli Hatching

    Jun 14, 2010
    When I was a kid I grew up on a hobby farm. We did have chickens when I was really little. I moved away and after many years away I moved back to that same little village I grew up in. Back in with my parents to help them. Having us all together really makes life easier. It is so much fun getting the little hobby farm back and running! We all worked really hard to get the barn cleaned up so we can have some animals again. We looked in a poultry magazine and just picked a breed that looked interesting and would be a dual purpose bird; Buff Orpington. the only problem that we found is they are hard to find in our neck of the woods. We finally found a lady that hatched some and was selling them a few hours away.

    We came away with 9 three week old chick. Some are Buff Orpington and some are Red Sussex. My mother bought a couple of dozen eggs, and they are in our incubater. They could be any or all of the following breeds; Bantom, Americana, Buff Orpington, or Red Sussex. We put them in the bater on June 10, 2010.

    I found BYC just by doing a search on yahoo. I didn't have to search any further.

    I moved back to my childhood village a few years ago. I love being out in the garden, learning about growing stuff. I have a couple of miniature poodles. I love to practice grooming them. I must be pretty good at it cause I end up grooming other people dogs. I love working with the children and youth in my community, although I have none of my own. I really enjoy sewing, and make a few costumes here and there (when the need arises). Out in our barn we have those 9 chicks, and 3 lambs/sheep. We have a few steers coming as soon as the farmer brings them over. Inside the house we have 3 dogs, a set of love birds (we got our incubater when a lovebird breeder tried to convince my mother she wanted to start an aviary, it is very basic but it has hatched many lovebirds over the years so it should work), a cat, and a 55G fishtank (stocked with mostly corydoras, my favorite). I do have a job. I work as a cook in a Seniors Home. I love my job. My younger sister also lives with us all. So there are the four of us working as a team to tend and care for all these critters and a huge garden. We are trying to be as self sufficient as possible. I remember growing up that when we were able to raise our own food we never went hungry and the freezer was filled to the brim. As soon as we moved to a town that we could not have any livestock..it was more difficult to keep food in the house. I absolutely love country life and you could never pay me to live in the city again! Being able to see the bright stars at night, and actually hear the silence is the best!
  2. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Songster

    Oct 10, 2009
    Missouri City, TX
    hello and welcome from houston [​IMG]
  3. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    Jun 10, 2010
    Sounds like quite the life! Welcome to the boards [​IMG] Good luck with the hatching, you should pop over to the incubating and hatching board and make a post if you haven't yet!
  4. [​IMG] from a Californian. Alberta is such a beautiful place.
    We have a lovely, sweet Buff Orpington hen. I keep wondering if they are all like that. She's always the first to jump in our laps and settle in. When we have visitors, she is the one we take to them to be petted. I'm sure you'll love your new flock. Best of luck! [​IMG]
  5. AndreaKingsley

    AndreaKingsley In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2011
    Hi, from another Alberta chicken lover!
  6. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

    Apr 18, 2011
    Welsh, LA
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
  7. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Songster

    Aug 2, 2009
    La Crescenta, CA
    Glad you found us! [​IMG]
  8. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    A very big WELCOME to you!
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  10. FiveAcres

    FiveAcres Chirping

    Jun 13, 2011
    White, GA
    [​IMG] from NW Georgia!! We are glad to have you here!! Know that any questions you have are just a post away from getting numerous responses!!
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: