Hi!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kristoemily, May 1, 2011.

  1. kristoemily

    kristoemily Hatching

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    Hi,

    I'm Kris and I live in a city in SW Ontario.

    We've had our 3 chickens for almost one year. My DH built them the most awesome red and white Dutch barn-style roost in what is probably the most sheltered part of our yard.

    The chickens are the breed Red Sex-Linked Shavers, but I would like to have Araucanas.

    They share the back yard (when we let them out of the coop) with an elderly cat and a young retired racing greyhound. Occasionally the greyhound will chase them but there are quite a few places in the yard they've discovered that the dog can't easily get to, and they're not really that scared of her. We also keep a close eye on things when the dog and the chickens are in the yard together. I have a picture of them all browsing for leftovers together.

    People are always surprised and interested when I say I keep chickens in the city. We'd had them for 2 weeks before one of our close neighbours found out, and that was because I'd told her!

    I found BYC when searching for answers to questions, but a friend also really recommends them, so here I am!

    Kris
     

  2. chicksntexas

    chicksntexas Chirping

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    [​IMG] Hi from Texas! I'm just starting out! 7 eggs in incubator! Buff Orpingtons and Light Brahmas ^_^
     
  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Hesperia,Ca [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    [​IMG] from NM to both of you!
     

  5. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Songster

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    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG]
     
  6. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your birds.
     
  7. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine
     

  8. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Songster

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    Hi, from Minnesota.
     
  9. jimboradley

    jimboradley In the Brooder

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    Welcome from Utah.
     

  10. silkeysandra

    silkeysandra Songster

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    welcome! this forum is well organized and the folks are very helpful.
     

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