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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JForbes, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. JForbes

    JForbes New Egg

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    Good Morning,
    I am totally new to the chicken raising world. Don't even have my coop built yet. I will only be having 4 or 5 birdss and only for egg raising. I live on the east coast of Canada. Nova Scotia to be exact. Anyone else from this area? Any recommendations on breeds that do well in this area? Any tips for the coop we will be building in the Spring?
    Thanks everyone
    Joann
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    You'll likely find friends here.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/144/canadians-check-in-here

    Chanteclers (Canada's chicken) are a good choice as are Orloffs, Jaerhons, Jersey Giants, Wyandottes, Welsummers, Dorkings, Plymouth Rocks and Buckeyes. Not sure if all are available there.

    Lots of ventilation in the coop. I like a big opening on the East side. That catches the morning sun and should be away from prevailing winds. Give them lots of space and they're addictive so you may want to add more when you get delicious fresh eggs from your yard.
    Place it in a place with good drainage and lots of shade. You don't want them in a muddy spot.
     
  3. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad to have you join us!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  7. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    You can find some coop ideas under the "Coops" tab at the top of the page.
    Best of luck and enjoy the site. :D
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve :frow
     

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