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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by moving coops, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. moving coops

    moving coops Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, new to forums. We are a very large homesteading family living on the edge of the boreal forest. We live in the prairie province of Canada! We are about to have our 14th child. And when trying to homestead with such a large number it adds even an extra challenge to produce in that quantity plus learn in that quantity. We have many heritage breeds of chickens and wants to streamline and make best effient use of our birds for our production plus for what the community wants well trying to minimize over neede work to our aleardy go full bore schedule! Lol

    Thanks!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, moving coops, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Wow! That sounds like one busy family. I agree - quantity would be an issue with that many mouths to feed. Sounds like a beautiful place for your endeavor! Best wishes and thanks for joining our community! [​IMG]
     
  3. Carolinn333

    Carolinn333 Just Hatched

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    Welcome to buck I suggest starting with 3 hens already laying
     
  4. Carolinn333

    Carolinn333 Just Hatched

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    BYC
     
  5. moving coops

    moving coops Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the greetings! Yes, it is beautiful! Need some good predator dogs to keep everything safe, being on the forest edge. But so beautiful and so much variety of edible herbs and mushrooms out there, it is worth it. And quiet!

    Just got to convince the wildlife we are not a buffet restaurant for them....
     
  6. moving coops

    moving coops Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, now three hens would never keep up. We have a lot of heritage chickens. And need a lot for just us! But also we sell day old chicks into the city three hours away!
    We have moving egg mobiles we move across our pasture with acres of moveable fence for each egg mobile, giving them space to forage but keep them contained and on fresh grass. And then some med and small moveable chicken tractors as well but have to decide what breeds are best!
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under moving coops [​IMG] Welcome!

    Wow .. talk about worlds apart, I am smack bang in the middle of suburbia with 1 child and 5 bantam hens! Lol

    On the subject of wildlife and buffet restaurants ….

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    Sorry, couldn’t help myself .. I blame the fact that it is Friday afternoon here in Aus.

    Anyways, I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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  8. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi welcome to BYC. 14 children wow!! Altogether my parents have 7 but you make that look like nothing.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    BIG WELCOME to Backyard chickens. Glad you joined the flock. Hope you have a lot of dish washers in the group.
     
  10. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    It's nice to have you here!
     

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