Hi From Alberta, Canada

Welshies

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Hi everyone! Just introducing myself, a humble bird lady from Alberta, Canada:)
(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
I first got birds last year, when I picked up 8 Rouen-cross ducklings. I kept them for a year before finally butchering them (the water was too much, as I don't have running water at the coops). I finally got 20 Wyandotte chicks this spring, and 20 Coturnix quail. $300 worth- and after 10 weeks they got eaten by a fox. :barnie But I am back at it once again, more determined than ever!

(2) How many chickens do you have right now?
I have 4 hens, now. They are barnyard mixes, and I am soon obtaining a silkie hen and a rooster. Their names are Hurricane Katrina (she is a mean little girl, but I love it), Wobbles (can't fly or roost), Lupus (black chicken with gold, wolf-like eyes) and another hen that isn't named yet.:love

(3) What breeds do you have?

They are all barnyard mixes, but I would love to raise Sumatras, Sussex, and Dorkings.

(4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

I found it while internet surfing. It has been so, so helpful and I am very thankful:D

(5) What are some of your other hobbies?

My other hobbies are simple. I love carpentry, reading, all animals, animal husbandry, skiing and quadding. I also enjoy hanging with friends and family.

(6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
I am in a family of eight, still living with my parents. I have a pet rabbit named Fredrick who runs with my chickens in the run during the day, and they are so scared of him!:lau He pays them no mind, just seeks out all the clover he can. I also have a dog named River, who is a chocolate lab and my best friend:love. She lets the chickens climb and peck on her, and is such a good girl.
When I move out I am planning on raising 5 different chicken breeds, Cayuga and Muscovy ducks, guinea fowl, turkeys, quail, pheasants, and of course rabbits. I also hope to learn about raising meat goats and sheep.:thumbsup
I apologize for not introducing myself earlier. I have been a part of BYC "unofficially" for a year.:lol:
 

Kiki

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Thanks for the intro.
Glad you decided to join us.

Make sure you double check you coop to help keep those mean predators out.
 

drumstick diva

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Love your avatar, is that your puppy? Glad you came out as an official BYC member. You may be interested in the "Jest another Day in Pear A Dice," thread, started & narrated by a great gal from Alberta. She and hubby have chickens, ducks, geese, swans, llama, hair sheep and Aussie Cattle dogs.

Tara knows a great deal about genetics and has been working onher "Chanticleer " line ofchickens , A breed which originated in Canada to handle the harsh weather
 

Welshies

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May 8, 2016
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Alberta, Canada
Love your avatar, is that your puppy? Glad you came out as an official BYC member. You may be interested in the "Jest another Day in Pear A Dice," thread, started & narrated by a great gal from Alberta. She and hubby have chickens, ducks, geese, swans, llama, hair sheep and Aussie Cattle dogs.

Tara knows a great deal about genetics and has been working onher "Chanticleer " line ofchickens , A breed which originated in Canada to handle the harsh weather
Actually, he is not my puppy. He is my dog's puppy- we bred her and he was my favorite of the litter, but we are keeping one from the next litter. We called him Proxy.
Thank you for the thread suggestion- I will check that out.
 

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