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Free chicken coop and pen

Started by Georgia Williams May 9, 2017. 0 Replies

(Up to) 4 hens looking for new home

Started by Keltie Craig Sep 10, 2016. 0 Replies

layer pellet feed free OBO

Started by Alyssa K Aug 31, 2016. 0 Replies

Fertilized eggs?

Started by Alyssa K Jul 21, 2016. 0 Replies

feed and shavings

Started by Vicky. Last reply by Alyssa K Jun 12, 2016. 1 Reply

Chicks looking to be homed

Started by Laura Arp Jun 9, 2016. 0 Replies

Looking for New Hens

Started by Amy Weeks. Last reply by Alyssa K May 16, 2016. 7 Replies

Another sick chicken!

Started by Sasha Fergusson. Last reply by Alyssa K May 13, 2016. 12 Replies

hoping to lend out laying hens for summer!

Started by Sasha Fergusson Apr 25, 2016. 0 Replies

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Comment by Ann Pacey on November 13, 2012 at 9:53am

CBC Winnipeg interview about backyard chicken experience.

Winnipeg's city council is evaluating a bylaw similar to Vancouver. CBC interviewed me to learn more about first hand experience with back yard chickens.

Comment by Stephanie Imhoff on September 13, 2012 at 11:48pm

City of North Vancouver Public Hearing on the Zoning Bylaw amendment and Small Creatures Limitation Bylaw amendment
Monday, September 17, 2012, 7PM
City Hall, 141 West 14th Street
North Vancouver

If you feel comfortable addressing council, we encourage you to show your support by sharing your opinion. The intent of the Public Hearing is to give all members of the public a reasonable opportunity to present their point of view, to offer suggestions, and to indicate support or concerns. Once the public hearing has concluded, no further information or submissions can be considered by council. If time permits the same evening or at the next available open meeting, the proposed changes will be brought forward for second or third and final reading under the Bylaw section of the Council Agenda.

Don't forget to wear your CLUCK buttons if you have them; we will also have stickers available for those of you who do not.

Let's pack the audience!
details and CNV draft of the amended bylaws

Comment by Keltie Craig on September 9, 2012 at 10:52pm
Chickens found homes, thanks to those who were interested!
Comment by Keltie Craig on September 3, 2012 at 9:45am
Brown leghorn pullet and ameracauna pullet looking for a new home. We have too many for our coop size. $10 per bird. We thought we'd just let the leghorn go, but would be willing to say bye to ameracauna too if it meant they'd be company for eachother. 3.5 months old.
Comment by Ann Pacey on July 5, 2012 at 2:10pm

Hi Emily
I have an egg operation at an organic farm in Richmond and could take your cockerel if no one else steps up.

Comment by Ann Pacey on July 5, 2012 at 2:09pm

Comment by Emily Neufeld on July 5, 2012 at 9:59am

One of our 12 week old pullets has turned out to be a cockerel. Anyone want a 12 week old cockerel or know someone who would? He is extremely nice and probably our friendliest bird, a beautifully colored Ameracauna. He is free to a good home!

Comment by Duncan Martin on June 14, 2012 at 11:38pm

My method is to use a little tape or gum to hold the valve open so it drips periodically. My dumbest hen took a while to get it (about a week) but then she caught on. The good thing is that even when they haven't figured it out that they can activate the valve, they can still chase the drop of water down and get it as it falls.

Comment by Kristi Tatebe on June 14, 2012 at 10:44am

I use the nipple waterers as well and also love them, but unfortunately I got a new hen a few weeks after I started my coop, and I've never seen her drink from them. I was worried about how much she was drinking, so I started offering water in a dish, which I now have to refill daily since they all drink from the dish (prefer it to the nipples if given a choice). Any ideas? If I just leave her be, will she figure it out if she's thirsty enough?

Comment by Duncan Martin on June 14, 2012 at 10:08am

Thanks for posting that Jill. I started using nipple valves last year and love them. They're especially nice if you spend the time to mix up garlic or vinegar in the water and are tired of throwing it out when it gets too dirty.


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