Hello from Ontario, Canada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by michpetea, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. michpetea

    michpetea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello.

    Just wanted to introduce myself and our peeps. Just started with a small batch a month ago. We've been talking for years, and finally decided this summer we'd start. My initial flock (we lost one) was 3 RIR and 2 Ameracauna or EE'ers (not sure yet). The first week a momma Fisher stole my biggest pullet. We now have 1 less RIR. The RIR girls were about 22 weeks when we got them. They are both laying an egg/daily now. My Ameracauna or EE'ers haven't laid yet and they were hatched last Nov. I was told they go broody for a month or so in the summer, however I'm not sure what to think. Look forward to learning lots and meeting many.

    Cheers,

    Michelle
     
  2. rebecky1305

    rebecky1305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hello and [​IMG]! Glad you could join us.
     
  3. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from California. Sounds like a good start. Sorry you lost your RIR. I can't let my hens free range because of predators. Wish you the best! [​IMG]
     
  4. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG], Congrats on getting chickens, they are a hoot. Sorry you lost a RIR. Best of luck on this exciting adventure. You will love this site, a lot of great info. on here. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    where are you?... there are a lot of people from Ontario
     
  6. michpetea

    michpetea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the warm welcomes.... So far I am loving it. Something I've been wanting to do for years. I grew up with farm friends and had always been jealous. We're in an area where home chickens are not usually allowed. Since our property was a market garden farm 100 years ago, we got grandfathered in. No roos allowed however.

    For the fellow Ontarians, I'm just north of Barrie in a small town "Coldwater". Hoping this adventure is always going to be this fun.

    I love how the girls start clucking as soon as they see me weeding the garden (also where I let them free range on nice days with supervision) A huge handful of weeds in their coop and they are happy girls. I'm feeding them a layer crumble with the greens as well as giving them cracked corn/crushed egg shells every couple days.

    We've had no problems with the remaining RIR's and their beautiful eggs. Still waiting for my EEers/Ameracaunas to lay. They are old enough, just can't them to stop being broody. Love any hints you may have.

    Cheers.
    Michelle and my peeps;)
     
  7. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    [​IMG] from across Lake Huron

    Doing some family research, found out that I'm Scotch-Canadian, great-great grandpa's from Bruce County Ontario, went across Lake Huron during the lumber boom in the 1870s.

    Hens usually molt in the summer and that can stop egg laying. Maybe that's what they meant to tell you?
     
  8. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    [​IMG] from SW Indiana
     

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