Hello from Summerland BC Canada!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Canadianislupus, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Canadianislupus

    Canadianislupus Chillin' With My Peeps

    188
    13
    63
    Sep 11, 2014
    B.C. Canada
    Hello everyone [​IMG] My name is Tricia and i live on a natural habitat orchard with my boyfriend Hazel and a crazy menagerie of animals. I've been a lurker here for a while and decided that since my chicken adventures have started early, I should become an active member. Originally we weren't going to get any chickens until next spring, but there was a surprise situation when two of Hazel's mothers chick order turned out to be roosters. I fell in love with the classic red colour and sweet temperament of the largest one, now called Chester, and we decided to keep them when the offer was made. We where lucky enough to be allowed to take four ladies with the roosters and now are the proud owners of our own little flock. A month or so ago we saw an ad for mixed breed chicks from a local farm and decided that since we had everything set up already there was no point waiting until next year to start increasing our flock closer to the desired size. So now as well as the original 6 which are about 5 months old, we have 24 unsexed mixed breed chicks that are 11 days old. whew that was a rant haha. I will be posting lots of fluffy chick pics soon as well as I'm very suspicious the chickens we acquired from Hazel's mom are not the breed the where supposed to be.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    84,567
    14,249
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    TRICIA, I have a funny feeling that most of the new babies will turn out to be roosters. But, if that's okay with you, it shouldn't matter. Welcome to BYC
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    28,340
    4,376
    516
    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  4. Canadianislupus

    Canadianislupus Chillin' With My Peeps

    188
    13
    63
    Sep 11, 2014
    B.C. Canada
    Thanks, we're hoping for at least half roosters actually. For the most part they will be eaten when they are big enough, a lucky few might be kept and all the hens will be kept, but they will all be loved like pets until that day. Judging by leg thicknesses(which i know isn't the best indicator) there are a decent number of females. Either way they are all cute haha
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,162
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    Welcome to BYC, Tricia. Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I'll be looking forward to your pics. Good luck with your flock.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    32,217
    5,531
    601
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you are thoroughly addicted to chickens!

    Enjoy all your adventures and welcome to our flock!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,568
    1,164
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,607
    1,331
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by