Hi from blustery Alberta Canada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Purple_grape84, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Purple_grape84

    Purple_grape84 Songster

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    There is such a fierce wind storm outside today, throwing snow around into drift and making black ice on the roads, I have time to actually do an introduction.

    Hi, My name is Kasandra and I am from near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It has been -20C (-4F), but feels like -30C (-22F) with the wind. This is my first year with my own farm, though I grew up on a goat farm in BC, which is a much milder climate. I took possession of my new 8 acre farm mid Dec, 2018, so have only been in place a little over a month.

    I didn't wast any time getting started. There was a barn and 6 small out buildings on the property, along with a 40x60 quonset. The barn allowed me to get some new zealand cross rabbits and chickens right off the bat.

    The Chickens I started off with are a Cochin Rooster, 2 medium brown Brahmas and a young roo (they were all about 5 months I think). This past weekend, from the same farm I got those chickens, I just got 2 silkie hens and a rooster.

    My wish is to start an Angora goat farm and produce luxury wool for the everyday knitter and spinner. But, for now I am starting with seedlings in the spring, which I will sell at farmers markets at the beginning of the planting season, and chickens. I hope to get some geese to hatch in the spring to be guard animals.

    Confession: I have already hatched 9/12 eggs in my home made incubator, made out of a styrofoam cooler and I just built a new incubator and have 3.5 doz eggs in. My old incubator has 10 Guinea fowl, 5 muscovy ducks and 2 geese eggs. I don't know how well they will all do together, but the experiment continues.

    Okay, that's enough for now.

    Talk to you soon.
     

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    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! You really have cold weather up there now. I noticed that you also want to have some geese. I hope that you have a way to keep them from flying south for the winter when the wild one's migrate.
     
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    Congratulations on your new farm! Sounds like an awesome place to raise your chickens and bunnies. Why do you have so many roosters? Probably even more from your hatch. Usually a good ratio is 10 hens per rooster. They'll all get along for several months, but as they get older, the cockerels will want to breed and can get overly aggressive with each other, not to mention the poor pullets getting overworked. Some people successfully keep a separate cockerel pen out of sight from the girls, and keep their best roo with the hens. Good luck with your newest hatching experiment!!
     
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    Hello, Kasandra, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Congratulations on the farm and hatching with a homemade incubator. That's awesome!
     
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    Hi Kasandra, I am happy to find a fellow Albertan here!:frow:yesss: The weather has been seriously gross cold today, I am up by Bonnyville. I am also an angora fan, I used to breed angora rabbits:bun. Stay warm tonight on your new farm!! I look forward to more posts from you! (Not enough of us on here ;))
    Ginie.
     
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