"WOOT! I'm in the game now! Our silver dorkey Isabella laid her first egg today! Nothing has changed much, though we did just switch to pellet food from mash, and I've been making slow improvements over the past…"
"I have been using a red heat lamp, about 20-40W I think. This kept them alive, but I am concerned about the distraction of the light.
I think I'll try to get an inexpensive lizard heater - anyone find a good one?"
I've been using solar lamps that charge during the day and then come on automatically when it gets dark. They aren't super bright, and their duration is shrinking with the season, but it may help. I got the lamps on sale at…"
"Mine are coming up on 5.5 and 6.5 months, I believe, and no eggs yet. But I'm giving them lots of love! And even food. I'm sure it will pay dividends soon.
Thanks Julia for starting this discussion so we can all grow a little more…"
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I would take a couple of 20kg bags if that works. I'm away all of next week, but could possibly pick up on the weekend. Where do you live? I'm at 15th and Cypress and I have a bike trailer, and may have a car this weekend.
Welcome to the place for all things Backyard Chickens where chicken folk can meet, share knowledge and experience and help each other out with coop sitting, feed sharing... etc. There's lots of information and resources in the Discussion area.On the North Shore: VV North Shore ChickensSee More
James, Betty was 5 weeks old when we got them, but I can't remember when we took the trip out to Mission where we got them.I am guessing she is about 4 months now?
I sniped her beek before you got her to try and help her eating. It bled like a dickens, I had to hold her with a cloth and apply pressure for 20 min or so to stop the bleeding. I would advise against the dermal tool.I would love to see how she is doing sometime?
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.
Hi, I notice you list Kitsilano as your neighbourhood. Maybe you'd like to join the Kitsilano Transition Village on VV. We're planning a potluck for April 11. (Currently we have 10 members on KTV - and I know there's at least 20-30 people on the VV site who live in our area - It would be nice to meet - at least online, if not in person! - Mary firstname.lastname@example.org
Regarding youth and the Toxic Free Canada rally on February 25, we have only a couple teenagers and about a dozen members in their twenties. Our Health Group hasn't yet formed, and is currently without a convenor.
If you would like, we'd love to have this event posted on our site, and you could do it, as noted above by going here. You can upload any image file (which will be cropped to a square) to make the event stand out better. Arzeena Hamir last month posted the Pesticide Ban rally, and a number of VV members heard about it on this site, and passed the message around.
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.