Hello from Peterborough Ontario

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eatmorechicken70, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. eatmorechicken70

    eatmorechicken70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Greetings everyone,

    I believe this is the 4th forum I have registered to - this has been a blast meeting all the nice chicken people out there!!! So much information to digest - I am a chicken sponge that's for sure.

    My wife and I are looking to start up some chickens next spring. For now we are researching coop style and design, ventilation, predator protection and of course favorite chicken breeds [​IMG] Favorite breeds at the top of my list thus far are Welsummers, Buff Opringtons, Black Australorps, Barred Rocks, and the Chantecler (canada's only heritage breed). Oh who am I kidding - I like them all. LOL.

    Our local farm supply companies deal with a regional hatchery (Frey's) - we are trying to decide whether to start with ready to lay pullets (only option is Red Stars), or whether we will raise from chicks. Immediate thought is to start with 3-4, then add different breeds as we go along. As far as shed style - would love to build a gambrel-barn style coop with lots of headroom and options for high roosts, upper storage and lots of venting.

    Anyways - it is nice to meet others with great ideas. Coop designs and breed recommendations are always welcome!!

    Steve aka eatmorechicken
     
  2. Danceswithchicks

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    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Kerjack

    Kerjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This definetly a small world. I am from Peterborough, Ontario as well!

    Which local farm supply are you using? (Wondering if there is more than one haha)
     
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  9. eatmorechicken70

    eatmorechicken70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone.

    Kerjack - not sure if I would go with TSC, Co-Op or Boyles. TSC would be closest but not that any of the 3 are far. Which one do you use?
     
  10. Kerjack

    Kerjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I went with Boyles as my boyfriend has dealt with them before and likes them.
     

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