Hello from Ontario Canada!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by UrbanEggsCanada, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. UrbanEggsCanada

    UrbanEggsCanada In the Brooder

    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!
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
  3. Welcome to BYC! Glad to have you here:) for a brooder, I use a large cardboard box to house 6. You could also try a plastic tote, or small water trough:D
  4. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
    You'll want something 3-6 sq ft. Mine is made with corrugated plastic, screwed to a 2x4 frame, but a big tub would likely work for you. You'll want some type of wire top as they'll be flying in about 3 weeks.
  5. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    I agree with the other greeters...something like a large tote or cardboard box will work. And you'll definitely want a top to cover it. Those little chicks grow quickly so take lots of photos!
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    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 -
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    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 ;)
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. You can also post on "Canadians, check in here." for more specific information - on what breeds are hardiest for the climate, where to get the best deals on feed and supplies.
  10. Treerooted

    Treerooted Crowing

    Dec 19, 2016
    ON, Canada
    Sorry I'm late saying hello! :)
    Great breeds to get, I ordered the same chicks last year :) (only have one black Australorp left though, the others were roos). But my situation is different as I'm in a rural setting. Backyard chicken keeping is certainly on the rise in Ontario which is great!

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