New Member ---> CANADA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Thunder Bay Chicken, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Thunder Bay Chicken

    Thunder Bay Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2010
    North of Thunder Bay
    Hello All

    New here and new to chickens!

    No experience with chickens but more then willing to learn.

    My wife and I live in Northern Ontario CANADA on just under 50 acres.

    We have 7 dogs and have be involved with dogs (showing, breeding, and rescue) for years.

    We have been interested in creating a small hobby farm and thought chickens would be a good place to start.

    The other day I was at the local feed/framers co-op buying corn to bait deer and found a chicken magazine. Then the lady told me to go to their website and check out the one day old birds for sale in the spring. This lead me here when I was researching chicken breeds online and now I AM CHICKEN CRAZY!!!!

    I have been reading here nonstop for weeks... thought I should register at some point because I still have a few questions and will post them, hope some of you can answer them.

    I look forward to learning, talking and sharing with other members about keeping chickens.

    Right now I'm struggling with coop more then anything... I have until spring but I'm not sure if I should convert an old building I have on property or build new. Both have advantages...
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2010
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008

    I am a wee bit south of you..LOL
  3. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2010
    Rogers, Mn.
    Wecome, and be sure to check the Chantecler breed. They are a very good dual purpose bird originating in Canada.
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. My advice is to choose whatever is least expensive to build the largest coop you can. Chickens are like chips, you can't just stop at a few. You will want more and more. So you will need plenty of room. [​IMG]
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

    You came to the right place for chicken talk

  7. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    Hi [​IMG] glad you decided to say hi.
  8. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    [​IMG] from northern ontario too (hearst) glad you are here :)
  9. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2010
    Western Washington
    [​IMG] from Colorado!

    And good luck deciding what to do with regards to the coop! I second 4-H Mom, always go bigger than you think you need. I ended up getting a Eglu Cube and now my main regret is that I can't fit more birds! Always leave room for a few more...

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  10. Thunder Bay Chicken

    Thunder Bay Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2010
    North of Thunder Bay
    Thank-you very much for the warm welcome! I appreciate it.

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