Hello from Ontario

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chick-a-roo, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Chick-a-roo

    Chick-a-roo New Egg

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    Hello fellow poultry peeps! I absolutely love this site - so incredibly informative. I have finally come out of lurking, which admittedly has been for almost 2 years!! You have all helped me through so much with regards to beginning my chicken hobby. I began with 4 ready-to-lay red sex-link hens in April 2012 and it has continued on from there. I now have 5 hens... after one of my originals became egg-bound and subsequently died mid-summer shortly after I got her, I ordered 2 more pullet day-old chicks that I raised to add to my laying flock. How fun are chicks, eh?! [​IMG]((ha ha - notice how I inserted the good ol' Canadian-'eh' tag ;) ) I also adopted an 8 week old Brahma banty baby roo at around that time to help keep my hens safe from predators as they free range our country property. He does a good job, but he's prettier than he is personable. I was hoping for a friendlier-to-people bird, but at least he's not aggressive.
    I also do my own meat chickens, Cornish x. I am currently on my fourth batch; I do a spring and a fall batch. My current babies are 5 days old and growing like weeds. Tonight for dinner is a nice 7 pounder from my last batch! Ha!
    So that is me in a nutshell. Oh, I am happily married with 2 young boys - 7 & 5, but they're not as important as my birds!! [​IMG]
    Looking forward to chatting with all of you experts. I was a Vet-tech in my previous life, but with having worked only on the companion animal side of things, I can only do so much with that. I am getting my poultry education online through reliable resources like BYC.com and YouTube [​IMG]
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan, glad you joined in [​IMG]
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and good luck with your many poultry ventures.
     
  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. Chick-a-roo

    Chick-a-roo New Egg

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    Thanks for the warm welcomes [​IMG] I also wanted to add that I have a question regarding one of my hens. If you could kindly read my other post and give me some opinions, I would truly appreciate it! Thanks
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!!!
     

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