newbie from northern alberta

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jancie79, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. jancie79

    jancie79 New Egg

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    i live on 4 aches outside of the city and am wanting to start to get some egg laying chickens. Just not sure where to start? can any one give me some ideas? where i live the winter are really cold .
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC from your neighbor just to the south in NW Montana. Glad you decided to join our flock. I would suggest typing Alberta into the blue Search box at the top of the page and inquiring of those in the Alberta threads there. Hopefully someone in your area can help you locate some chickens. As for breeds, Alaska Backyard Chickens has a list of recommended breeds for Alaska at http://akchickens.org/getting-started/recommended-breeds/. If these breeds can handle Alaska's brutal winters, they should do fine in Alberta as well. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  3. jancie79

    jancie79 New Egg

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    thanks so much
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    Did a search and there are a number of members near you.

    Most breeds are cold hardy, heat is a problem we deal with in my area.

    I would suggest starting you own thread under "where are you, where am I" and post the question of best breeds to folks in your area.

    Good luck in your new adventure.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome - you already have some great advice so i'll just say a big hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I've heard Chantaclers where bred in Canada to handle the cold weather, they have flat laying combs that are very resistant to frostbite. If you venture to "Jest Another Day in Pear-a- Dice" thread started by Tara - she can tell you all about Chantaclers, she breeds them and they handle her brutal weather just fine.
     
  9. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    x2 on Sunflour's comments...chickens deal with the cold better than the heat (and we have a lot of heat here in FL). Whatever breeds you get, watch out for large combs as they can get frostbite.

    It's nice to have you join us!
     
  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     

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