"Hi I had this exact problem with a lady a few months ago. I took a chicken first aid workshop late last year and I learned that "hey chickens die" If you've checked for mites, drafts etc then there's nothing you can do.
"Hey, the house decided that if we were going to take in a rooster(s), house and feed them, we would want to eat them ourselves. I know you were planning on eating them yourself but it wouldn't really make sense for us to keep them and then not…"
Are any of your chicks little roosters? I'm looking to get a coming of age rooster (meaning one that has not started crowing yet).
My hens are not laying very much right now. Last year we babysat a coming of age rooster and just having…"
Some urban farmers had brought in some hay for a project and they have some left over, $5 a bail (I think)
Its full of seeds but I found the ladies like that anyway.
I don't know much about it but if your interested their number is…"
"Vicky, I have a broody hen now as well. I've been keeping her in a separate cage for a few days, last night I put her back in with the rest and this morning all hell was breaking loose! The broody hen was picking fights and bumping chests with…"
"oh dear! Its a shame your impression is that only a few rich people have chickens. You should come to East Van! We've got homemade chicken coops (on rented property) that we all pitched in and helped each other to build, (from recycled…"
Since you have indicated Hastings-Sunrise as your neighbourhood location, I thought I would let you know that we are in the embryonic stages of creating a Hastings-Sunrise village and have set up a Village Group here at Village Vancouver to facilitate that process.
I am aware that there are lots of neighbourhood groups and activities already in place in Hastings Sunrise and hope that in some way a Hastings-Sunrise Village can help to provide some networking between groups rather than competing as another entity, but also can carry out activities that might be of interest to the other groups as well. Really, it's wide open as to what we do as a village entity... but we need participation to determine what that will be!
Please go over to the Groups page and go to the second page - there you will find Hastings Sunrise Village and can join up and participate in the discussion - and also feel free to post Hastings-Sunrise activities and events there for others to see.
Local, organic, rural, and/or urban, food production is a mainstay of life, and doing it well leads to wellness. From farm to kitchen, discussions relating to food--and the community arising around it--belong here.
If you have to leave your village, how will you get where you want to go? By car? Preferably not, both for your wallet and the earth’s sake. This category is for all discussions relating to how we all get around.
A human right? After food, most feel shelter is the most important necessity. A place of shelter is also the start of a community. This category is for all things relating to shelter, housing, affordable housing, homes, renewable heating systems, green buildings, heritage, and our built environment in general.