Hello from Ontario Canada!


Mar 18, 2018
Hi Everyone!

My family and I live in Ontario Canada and we are about to get chickens for the first time! We currently live in a more urban spot so we will only have 3-4 chickens. We also have a large vegetable garden as well.

We have ordered buff Orpingtons and Black Australorps chicks! I can’t wait to get them! But I feel like even though I’ve spent hours doing research I still have so much to learn!

Does anyone have any ideas for a brooder that would be able to house the chicks for 6 weeks? Likely 4-6 chicks?

I bought the EcoGlow brooder heat plate and a feeder, water, shavings etc. We just need to sort out the brooder!

I’m really looking forward to learning from (and eventually hopefully contributing!) this community!
Hello and welcome to BYC and good luck with your new littles

These links may be interesting



Any questions that you may have regarding your chicks will be best posted here - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

Here's a link to your country thread -
G’Day from down under UrbanEggsCanada :frow Welcome!

Very exciting :clap

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.

Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

BYC has a Learning Centre and also Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. These two might be of particular interest to you:
Topic/Question of the week - Brooding and supplementing heat for chicks
Topic of the Week - Raising Chicks

If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

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