My Hello - First time with chickens; First challenge - winter!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Treerooted, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. Treerooted

    Treerooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought I'd go through the introduction part!


    I'm currently overwintering 4 hens for a friend but will be getting my own in March/April.

    My "backyard" is 63 acres, half of which is fields/house/barns and the other half is mixed wetland, forest and and limestone outcrop. Just moved in 3 months ago and loving the country life so far. The plan is to eventually ramp up to 75-100 laying hens (along with other farm business adventures).Having a bit of trouble with the freezing temperatures and it's only December [​IMG]


    Anyway, I've come across this site numerous times over the last couple years when searching for information so I figured I'd join up now that I'm in feet first!
     
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    Best wishes on your new venture.

    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]
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Congratulations on your new home, and welcome to BYC.
     
  4. Treerooted

    Treerooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha, thanks Teila, that's what I was hoping for!
     
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  5. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Frozen Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC[​IMG]

    Best of luck with your start on the crazy adventure some call "chicken keeping"... You planning on hatching out more chicks or buying them?
     
  6. Treerooted

    Treerooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Banty :)

    Will be buying the first couple batches, but I'm interested in possibly hatching there-after.
     
  7. FenwayFieldFarm

    FenwayFieldFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome and best of luck to you.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I think it would be best for you to post on "Canadians - check in here." it would be a good place to ask about getting a flock through the winter.
     
  9. N F C

    N F C Happy T-Day! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Congrats on your new place and good luck with your plans!
     
  10. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] I am glad you joined us!
     

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