Hello from Nova Scotia!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RubyMay, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. RubyMay

    RubyMay New Egg

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    This spring/summer we got our very first chickens. Having never had them before, we are all quite excited by the new hobby and addition to our garden. We have a total of 9 birds right now, 5 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 Buff Orpington/Columbian Rock cross, 1vWhit Phoenix and 1 Bantam Silver Duckwing Phoenix. We're hoping to add some Welsummers, Faverolles, Ameracaunas, Marans, Dorkings and more Orpingtons and Sussex next spring.
    I first came across BackYardChickens.com while looking for coop ideas. I built ours all by myself out of mostly scavenged materials (while in my third trimester!) and am really proud of it! It still has some finishing, and I need to build the run still, but the chickens have moved in and seem very happy. :)
    I have 2 daughters (4 1/2 and 1 1/2) and am expecting baby number 3 this September. My partner is a clinical herbalist who is very patient and indulgent with my impulsive way of diving right in to new things. I have a small business making Waldorf toys, garden extensively, love cooking and preserving the harvest. We have 3 cats, 3 fish and one day when the kids are older we will add a dog. Next year we hope to add beekeeping to our little homestead.

    Thanks for the warm welcome. I am excited to learn all I can about tending a small flock!

    Warmly,

    RubyMay
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Ruby May, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Good luck to you and your flock!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your flock.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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