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Hi from Ontario, Canada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Willowfellmuma, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. Willowfellmuma

    Willowfellmuma Just Hatched

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    Hi, I'm new here and new to chickens too.

    This June I started out with 6 chickens (3 Barred Rock, 3 Golden Sex Link).

    Right now I have 7 chickens (3 BR, 4 GSL). We lost one Golden last week to crop issues. Being new I didn't realize there was a problem until it was too late. My poor Ginger, she was my favourite. Today we picked up 2 new Golden girls bringing us to the 7.

    I came across BackYardChickens.com when looking up info regarding leg mites and general chicken health. Has been my go to site ever since.

    Other hobbies include being crafty - mostly crocheting at the moment. Gardening when it's not too hot out (last I'd heard, this summer we've had 39 days with +30 degree temps and humidity that could make even the straightest hair curl). I also enjoy trying to convince my husband to get us a goat. Just a wee one.

    On our 5 acre piece of the pie, my husband and I have an old brick farm house with 4 cats, a dog, and a teething 14 months old baby girl.
     
  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC Willow! What genders are your chickens? And are they laying yet? Also sorry for your loss I know how you feel. Last year I lost my favorite hen Buzz, she was a blue copper marans

    I currently have 3 Amber Links, 1 white leghorn, 1 buff brahma, 1 olive egger, and 1 chocolate cuckoo. If you need any advice ask anyone we're all super friendly here
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Greetings and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=learning+centre and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/144/canadians-check-in-here

    All the best
    CT
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock
     
  5. Willowfellmuma

    Willowfellmuma Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the welcome :) All our chickens are ladies and 5 out of 7 are laying.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings And :welcome. Great to have you with us! Sounds like a nice farmstead you have going. Enjoy your flock and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  7. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    :frow Hi, and welcome to BYC!
    So sorry for you loss :(

    Good luck to you on that goat ;)
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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