Hello from Saint John, NB - Canada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SJMike, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. SJMike

    SJMike Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 30, 2009
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Hello folks of the WWW... Actually I'd spent some time on BYC last summer when I was looking for plans to build our coop. Haven't been in here for a while, but was reminded of the site by an article in MotherEarthNews & thought I'd come back for a visit. Haven't got tons of time & so I might not be a regular contributor, but you've got a great thing going on in here... Kudos for that!!

    We live deep within a city of 120,000 or so & have a little coop (a City Biddy Hen House, from UBuilderplans.com), with 4 hens. This site was pretty good about giving us some of the right questions to ask when getting into the whole hen thing. Our city doesn't have very clear guidelines about hens, but we checked it out with our neighbours before doing anything and followed guidelines that we'd seen in other municipalities (15' from common passage way, 10-12' from property line, no roosters, etc.).

    Our 3 kids have enjoyed this hobby immensely and the neighbourhood kids think that we have just about the coolest pets going especially since the kids have the hens quite tamed & can pick them up, walk around with them, etc.

    Lost 3 of 4 hens the first year (didn't know that you couldn't feed them potatoes/peelings - someone had just said... "They're like pigs! They'll eat anything!" ... live & learn). This spring we got 3 day-old chicks & raised them in the basement until they were old enough to go out & be 'henpecked' by "mama".

    Anyway... it's a great adventure!!
    Happy Henning!

  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hello SJMike! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us!
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    [​IMG] from Lutz,FL!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from Wisconsin....nice to have you here...
  5. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    [​IMG] from England!
  6. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    ~*~*~WeLcOmE~*~*~ from SW VA

    How neat that your kida are able to share their fun with the neighbors!
  7. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008

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