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New Member from Nova Scotia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SkyShepherd, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. SkyShepherd

    SkyShepherd New Egg

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    Hi Folks,

    Just wanted to introduce myself quickly as you'll be seeing many posts from me as I start my adventure with chickens.

    My wife and I just bought a home with almost three acres of land and I intend to make the most of it. We dove into it last week by purchasing a dozen (hopefully) fertilized Guinea Fowl eggs and incubator. Then we found someone selling a small backyard chicken tractor with five layers. We have been enjoying a steady supply of eggs since.

    The coop that we bought is extremely small, almost to the point I would consider inhumane. I will build a better, larger coop this weekend, both for them, the Guinea Fowl, and I would like to add to my layer flock.

    I will thank you all now for your patience with my questions and your advice and help.

    Cheers!
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You certainly have come to the right place for all the fun and learning!

    Yes, poultry need huge spaces. You will see all kinds of minimum requirements, but over time you will learn, 2 or 3 times the minimum is still barely enough! LOL So yes, built it all big, bigger, biggest. Your birds well be SO much more happy and healthy mentally and physically.

    Guineas especially...they need a LOT of room. You have to watch Guineas as they tend to want to roost in your trees instead of their coop or barn. If you train them early in life, it helps to get them to return at night to their home roosts.

    Definitely stop by our learning center. Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry and we even have a Guinea section as well (click on other fowl for the Guinueas) ...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Good luck on this big adventure!! Make yourself at home and ask any questions you may have.

    Welcome to our roost! :)
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  4. SkyShepherd

    SkyShepherd New Egg

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    Thank you for the warm welcome!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice from TwoCrows already, so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    2Crows has you covered, so I will just say - thank you for joining the BYC flock - glad to have you here
     

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