Hi from Canada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WLLady, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. WLLady

    WLLady Out Of The Brooder

    Hey everyone! I've lurked long enough! Time to introduce myself to all the helpful people on this site that have unknowingly totally supported my obsession! I'm from Southwestern Ontario in Canada, between Toronto and Windsor, sort of in the middle of nowhere. 162 acres, 2 clydesdales, 3 dogs, and a dear husband who is afraid I have gone stark-raving mad (but then I catch him feeding and talking to the chickens too). I've had chickens a year now, built a chicken "trailer" (quite literally, a tow behind a truck chicken coop LOL), and am just building a larger 12x8 coop (should hopefully finish up in the next couple of weeks if the weather holds). I have 28 eggs due to hatch on tuesday (yep, valentine's day-and i swear that wasn't planned!), and another 40 or so on the 21st to share between my farm and another friend's farm down the road. Currently I have a mixed flock of RIR, New Hampshire, Black sex linked and columbian x RIRs. 8 total (started with 11. coyotes and barn cats are evil....). Plus a very cute little Barred Rock hen that was borrowed from down the road for breeding purposes. Also borrowed a Barred Rock rooster since I have no roosters so all the upcoming chicks will be the proverbial "mutts". I can't wait to see what the feather patterns will look like. I worked in Developmental Biology for quite a few years at a university and it's probably a natural progression for me to have gotten completely obsessively hooked on this....i just hope that I can put away the incubator after these little fuzzybutts hatch and not touch it for at least a year! here's hoping for a good hatch and that i didn't do anything wrong....LOL
    Thank you everyone for all the wonderful information on this site!
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
  3. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
  4. jujubee

    jujubee Feather Hill Farm

    Mar 3, 2011
    Welcome from Ohio. Don't put that incubator away! Embrace being a hatchaholic like the rest of us enablers lol.
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! So glad you joined us!
  6. Lady Chickadee

    Lady Chickadee Rocky Top Silkies

    Apr 1, 2011
    Central Kentucky
    [​IMG]from Kentucky!
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Good luck and hope you have great hatches [​IMG]
  8. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC! You defiantly aren't mad! Mad is when you think about sleeping in the coop.. lol!

  9. DCasper

    DCasper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2012
    Benton, KY
    Welcome from Western Kentucky

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  10. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co

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