New BYC Member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MamaRedStar0119, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. MamaRedStar0119

    MamaRedStar0119 New Egg

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    Hi! My name is Laura, I live in Ontario Canada, and I'm new to owning chickens. I have two very happy (and very vocal) sex-links and we plan on adding two more to our flock. During the day, they have full access to a good-sized run, and they free range when I get home and on the weekends. Their coop is almost done being prepped for winter, but if any of my fellow Canadians could let me know where they get grit (or what they use for grit) for their chickens it would be hugely appreciated! With snow coming eventually and the days getting shorter, they won't be able to free range as often and will need a dish of grit in their coop.

    Below are pictures of my chicken coop: One at night with the lights on (they're LED and don't produce heat), and the second is during the day. Don't mind the Santa Claus tin, it's their water heater!

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Laura, welcome to BYC.
     
  3. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Great to have another poultry lover!
     
  4. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you could join us, I love your coop! You can connect with fellow Canadians in this link, and ask winter questions to folks experiencing similar weather conditions and such. Well, nevermind, my tablet just decided it was going for a stroll and taking half its brains with it and won't let me paste the links. Hopefully @redsoxs will read my mind and give you the ones I was planning on giving you. Lol I hope you enjoy BYC!
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Laura, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Glad you joined our community! Here is the link CuzChickens mentioned: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/144/canadians-check-in-here
    In terms of grit, I assume Canadian chickens are just like chickens everywhere and grit is grit - mostly it's just sand - anything that can be used in the gizzard to grind up their food. As a chicken newbie, here's a link to the Learning Center - it is loaded with useful articles on all aspects of chicken keeping. It is a must reading! https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
     
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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. MamaRedStar0119

    MamaRedStar0119 New Egg

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    Thanks everyone for being so welcoming! :)
     
  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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