Hello from PEI

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ctstu, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. ctstu

    ctstu New Egg

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    We live on 36 acres in rural PEI and want to get a few laying hens. I have no experience with chickens and am hoping to start a small flock this spring. We do have a fox and coyote population where we live so I guess free ranging them is out of the question. I joined this forum to research things a little more and learn from others experiences.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us from Canada! BYC is a superb research venue! Here are a few links to get you started! Good luck and most importantly, have fun!!

    For general knowledge of poultry care and upkeep:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/

    For help with predators, read old posts and ask questions on the predator thread:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/13/predators-and-pests

    To chat with other Canadians, find the Canada thread in the link below:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    To assist you in deciding the breed(s) you want, here is a handy dandy chart:

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
     
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  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    from California! redsox has really given you some great advice! Good luck to you.
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Good advice given. :thumbsup
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Researching prior to starting is the intelligent way to establish a flock. Welcome to BYC, and good luck.
     
  9. twinjadojo

    twinjadojo New Egg

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    Hi there, ctstu!

    My family recently moved from Los Angeles, CA to rural PEI. We are very excited to start a small flock this spring, as well. From what I've gathered so far, PEI is not an easy place to get heritage breeds. Have you found the same to be true? There don't seem to be too many backyard chicken keepers on this island. I would love to stay in touch so that we can share information on local resources for pullets, quality (preferably organic) feed, coop construction, fox/coyote protection, and wintering the hens.

    Good luck, and I hope to chat with you soon.
     
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