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Northern Ontario...I mean really North

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by skidoo, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. skidoo

    skidoo Hatching

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    Anyone around the North shore of Lake Superior? (Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie) I am looking to raise birds in the coming summer but I am concerned about the challenges of our harsh climate. If anyone in the area has advice, experience or similar interest, please get in touch with me.
     
  2. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    I don't have experience up there, but I've been up there and I'm sure with proper insulation and housing for your birds you should be fine. Make sure to purchase a cold hardy breed, maybe get some Chanteclers? The all-Canadian breed for our weather!
     
  3. allymeagan

    allymeagan In the Brooder

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    Hey, I'm in Thunder Bay. I have an inulated coop, and they do just fine. I put a water heater in to make it easier on me, but last winter I just changed their water twice a day. Other than that, it's not heated. I tried to pick hardier breeds--I have americaunas, harco, red star, and cuckoo marans, and they all do well.

    Anywhoo, if you have any questions, just give me a shout, eh?

    Take care,
    Allison
     

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