Manitoba Members

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jiggs, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. iwanaBchcknkpng

    iwanaBchcknkpng New Egg

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    What kid of chickens do you have?
     
  2. Countryfamily

    Countryfamily Just Hatched

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    I too plan on raising them despite the rule no livestock in residential areas. I will not be keeping roosters for the obvious reasons. I have spoken to my neighbours and they are ok with the idea. So I don't see a problem however, worst case scenario, I get a letter, butcher the hens and raise rabbits since they apparently are not considered livestock. :)
     
  3. iwanaBchcknkpng

    iwanaBchcknkpng New Egg

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    Well see, this is the crazy part...Winnipeg, Steinbach, and several other cities do not even consider chickens livestock...they consider them 'Exotic' pets...grouping them right in there with poisonous snakes!? Like really?! How daft can people be!!!
    I for one, have never heard of a chicken biting someone and thus killing them... Has any body else?
     
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  4. garth66

    garth66 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have barred rock and some silkies for incubators:) There's also two unintended cross breed barred rock/ silkies. I love the look of the Barred rock, they are good layers, cold hardy and dual purpose. What breed were you looking to get?
     
  5. iwanaBchcknkpng

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    Perhaps barred rock, and some Black sexlinks. I like the look of the white silkies, but as far as meat or eggs go, they're too small for our purposes.
     
  6. garth66

    garth66 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, if you're ever interested, we often have a barred rock clutch brooding under a silkie. I bought my breeding pair from a woman in Beausejour a few years ago. Now I have 8 laying hens. Ive thought about getting some plain jane white leg horns simply for their superior egg production. We'll see.
     
  7. iwanaBchcknkpng

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    Sweet! How much would you sell the barred rocks for?
     
  8. garth66

    garth66 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry about that. My computer cable cacked on me and I just got one in from work:)
    Right now I'm keeping this clutch, but if they sit on another you're welcome to them for $5/chick. Or you can have some fertilized eggs if you have an incubator, for $1/egg.
     
  9. Denwendairy

    Denwendairy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All, I am in Gimli visiting from Alberta. Thought I'd see if anyone in this area has any heritage breed pullets for sale? We have a flock of BO, BR and GLW in Alberta that I would like to add to. Looking for heritage breeds that aren't the same that we already have.
    Heading home Aug 8. PM me if you have some for sale in this area!
     
  10. blkjak

    blkjak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Minnedosa, north of Brandon. We have bcmarans, barred rocks, silkies, mixed sussex, americaunas, chanteclers, muscovy ducks and geese. I was wondering if any of you fellow tobans know of anyone with white chanteclers for sale. We have two hens and need a roo so we can hatch some eggs in the spring.
     

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