Hi everyone! I'm Kim from Ontario, Canada. Unforunately we don't have any chickens. I'm here to learn all I can as we plan to move next year to some property so I can. From what I've been seeing and reading about the various breeds I like the idea of the rare/heritage breeds. As well we would have ducks, turkeys, sheep, goats and very large gardens. I'd love to be able to stay home and sell eggs, plants, meat and such from the farm or at the local market. I came across BYC when I was doing a google search on chickens and love all the info and friendly people here. I raise Border Collies, currently we have 5. I am a Natural Rearer which means I raw feed, no vaccinations (except rabies as it is law here), and I use homeopathy, herbs and other natural medicines to care for the dogs rather than conventinal vets where ever possible. Right now we work for other sheep raisers, this helps put meat in the freezer, but the work isn't every day so the dogs also do agility and in the winter skijoring to fill in the time. This year if all works out, we will be trying dock diving with the two youngest. I have a great hubby and three wonderful kids (2 boys and a girl). Currently I work for a company called Rainbow doing in home demostrations of their product but I would much rather be with the animals or playing in the dirt. Other than the dogs, I also love outdoor gardening and grow and show african violets. I have a worm bin in the basement and I use the castings for my gardens and violets and sell the rest to other violets growers/lovers. This year is the first year that I will be offering perennial/annual plants for sale that I have grown from seed, my sister has most already sold for me at a profit to her gardening friends. So that helps alot as any profit is going into the moving fund. The kids have been amazing at what they are willing to go without inorder to save money - the boys want space to ride their dirt bikes and to have an atv, while my daughter is just so excited at the idea of all the animals for her to love up. Hubby just wants a spot he can go and work on rebuilding cars and get away from the "zoo"...lol.