New Member from Prince Edward Island, Canada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shilohdi, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Hi, I'm Dianne. I have Shiloh Shepherd dogs, hence the call name "Shiloh Di". I kept meat birds two years ago and loved having the chickens. It was a learning year. I do not currently have any chickens, but I am ordering meat birds and layers for later this spring. I recently graduated with my B.Sc. in Food and Nutrition and am in the process of acquiring my Registered Dietitian designation. I have a passion for good, fresh, local food. I have a 17-year-old daughter, who has special needs. She has been insisting on getting pet chickens. A friend offered me two older laying hens that were slated to be culled from the flock. I thought my daughter would be excited. Nope!!! She wants hens that lay eggs!!! So the two of us are embarking on our latest adventure by acquiring laying hens and modifying our coop to house both types of birds. I came across Backyard Chickens two years ago when I started researching keeping meat birds. I know I will be reading the information here thoroughly because there is a long list of what I don't know about chickens!
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Diane. You've got questions and the Learning Center has tons of answers. There is also "Canadians- check-in-here," thread that may have what you want nearby.
  4. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Dianne, drumstick diva has given you a couple of really good places to check out so I'll just say hi and it's nice to have you join us!
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Diane and kudos to your daughter for encouraging the age old issue of chicken maths [​IMG] Theres lots of resources here (e.g. the Learning Centre, searches for topics) - i understand that you have some experience, but you may still find some articles useful.

    All the best
  6. Super! I didn't know about the Canadian thread. I will check it out! The Learning Centre has already answered questions I didn't know I had!
  7. Thanks! Good to be here!
  8. Hi! Thanks!
  9. To be honest, in this case it's been my daughter giving me the push I needed. Now that I have a plan in development, I'm very excited about having chickens again. I've already found the Learning Centre and info about breeds to be very helpful, not to mention all the great ideas for coops, laying boxes and waterers.
  10. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Good to read that between your daughter and B Y C you have found your chicken keeping mojo :)

    Best wishes

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