Hi! I have 7 children in Salmon Arm BC, now to add chickens to the mix

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Keeanh, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Keeanh

    Keeanh New Egg

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    Hi everyone! This forum is great!

    I'm a homeschooling mom of 7, from almost-1yo up to almost-13yo. We have 4 acres in Salmon Arm BC (2 acres usable), but so far our only animals are a dog & an indoor rabbit (and the turtle DH found on the road yesterday [​IMG], that one is temporary!).

    My almost-13yo really wants a chicken or two, so the research begins.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello there! Research is always a great way to begin! And you've picked the right place....Wow, with seven children, I'm sure you're super busy!

    Welcome from Ohio and glad you joined!

    Sharon
     
  3. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WELCOME!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DO IT. Chickens are great for whatever you want them for - pets, eggs, meat.

    Mine are my favorite pets so no meat but excellent healthy eggs.
     
  5. dawg53

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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  7. Keeanh

    Keeanh New Egg

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    Thanks everyone!! I've joined a number of internet groups & forums over the years, and this is by far the quickest welcome I've seen! You guys are great [​IMG].

    I'm trying to narrow down breeds before I get 13yo's input. So far I think I like Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rocks, & Brahmas. I'm looking for kid-friendly here [​IMG].

    I also need to decide where to put them. I suppose with only 2 chickens, I could make a small coop that's easy-ish to move. I like the idea of them foraging a bit, but we don't really have any yard area that is suitable for fencing so was thinking of fencing off a chunk of the woods. Maybe a moveable pen to drop in the yard so they can get some grass? Once I come up with some more specific questions, I'll post in the proper forum areas.

    Thanks again [​IMG]
     
  8. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken Tractors might be great for what you sound like you have going on for yard space.
     
  9. Poppafrog

    Poppafrog Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Ga. Welcome aboard.
     

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