New To Smallholding and Loving My Chickens Here in Northern BC!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by venetianblinds, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. venetianblinds

    venetianblinds Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all! I'm a born and raised Nova Scotian who has ended up here in Northern BC and finally have the land to have started a smallholding! My fiance is mainly interested in chickens for egg purposes and I am hoping to have some meat as well. We were lucky enough to have moved in beside a lady who has been raising chickens for years but only for eggs. She gave us some Welsumer roosters a few months back because she knew I was interested in meat and, though it was not the easiest thing to do, I did slaughter them and they are currently in the freezer. I currently have 2 ISA browns who have matured and are producing an egg a day each and they're such nice birds! 2 Buff Orpingtons who are still a bit young to be laying, a female Jersey Giant who is not yet laying as well as a Blue Jersey Giant rooster who is just such a great leader for the flock. He's so nice to the hens and doesn't bully at all! Also raising some chicks that my neighbour didn't want; 2 white leghorn x Copper Maran and an unknown! Having so much fun and this site has been of so much help over the past months! Thanks to everyone and I'm so happy to finally become a member! Can't wait to learn even more from you all!
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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] That's a beautiful pic of your flock. Enjoy the site!
     
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Yes, that's a fantastic picture - you've got a very colourful flock!
    Good luck in your chicken raising :D
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. venetianblinds

    venetianblinds Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much! I can't believe how attached I've become to these birds so quickly!
     
  6. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy!
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  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Very nice flock.
     
  8. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from Texas! Nice picture of your flock.
     
  9. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome.[​IMG] Very nice birds.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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