Euskal Oiloa Chicken Forum

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#1 2012-10-01 02:15:40

Gemina Farm
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From: North Saanich, BC
Registered: 2012-09-30
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New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

:excited: Hi everyone!

We're really excited to be here.  My husband and I think we found our perfect chicken breed the Euskal Oiloa as we LOVE chickens.  We are not big on the eggs but the chickens... Pets 100%.  We currently have a small flock of 10 mixed (half layers & half bantam) and hope to at least double our family next year.   We have three gentle sons on a large lovely acreage hobby farm on southern Vancouver Island.  The only pet we have is our chickens.  We hope to order two dozen Euskal Oiloa eggs to be hatched at home next season. :cheer:  We have a brilliant deluxe coop with a covered run and supervised free ranging daily.   

Looking forward to getting to know everyone,

Angela.

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#2 2012-10-01 02:20:11

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-28
Posts: 2540

Re: New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

Nice to meet you Angela! You' e picked a great breed for a  pet!

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#3 2012-10-01 02:20:45

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
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Re: New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

:welcome: and :congrats:

:hi:

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#4 2012-10-01 02:27:50

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Posts: 3159

Re: New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

:welcome: Angela, i might be a little bias but I would have to agree with Susan, EOs are a great friendly breed of chicken that lend themselves well to being pets.

Sounds like you have a little piece of paradise all of your own on Vancouver Island!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#5 2012-10-01 03:41:12

Gemina Farm
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From: North Saanich, BC
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Re: New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

:hi::thanks:  You know they r your pet when your make them fruit and veggie trays..lol

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#6 2012-10-01 11:28:26

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

Oh is THAT the criteria...hmmm...well I have a lot of pets then :oops:

If you cook for them are they elevated to family members? :P

And I see you found the first of the TPC (stands for Tiny Purple Chicken) threads. There are actually lavender (self blue), porcelain (as you saw), black, mottled black, and Mille fleur I believe that pictures and stories of have made it onto the forum of. All d'uccles and they make a GREAT pet as well =D


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#7 2012-10-01 11:37:46

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 3359

Re: New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

Angela :welcome:

Hope you enjoy the forum and you will love the EO's once you get them.  They along with the TPC make the best chicken pets.

Glad you could join us :happycrowd"

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#8 2012-10-01 14:08:36

Lisa
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From: near Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2011-07-05
Posts: 649

Re: New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

:welcome: Angela!


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

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#9 2012-10-01 16:55:23

gubi
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From: Walton
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Re: New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

:welcome: :EO:


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#10 2012-10-01 17:13:39

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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Posts: 2720
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Re: New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

Hi there Angela :welcome:  Sound like you will fit in just fine here! :happycrowd"  There are just a few spoilers of pet chooks here.  EOs, TPCs, Wheaten Ameraucanas and Black Sumatras are my fave pet chooks.  But they are all beautiful anyway (when they are not molting)  I have a black Pendesenca that looks like a black sea urchin right now :funny:!

I think you will love the Eos, but be warned, they love jewelry and painted toenails!

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#11 2012-10-01 17:32:40

Lindy Lou
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From: Priceville, Ontario
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Posts: 999

Re: New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

Welcome Angela to the home of EO lovers and owners of TPC because they are the best. :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#12 2012-10-01 18:13:59

Gemina Farm
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From: North Saanich, BC
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Re: New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

Thanks for the warm welcome.  Sounds like I will need to find some TPC as well.  I love chickens but it is actually my husband who is down in the coop every night tucking them into bed..lol :happycrowd"

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#13 2012-10-02 03:39:56

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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Re: New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

Tucking them in is great, they look all so accessible (and easy to count), but my sumatra hates to be taken off the perch, she definitely disapproves.  Your hubby must really like them.  I always rest easier when I know they are all in safely tucked in for the night too.

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#14 2012-10-04 00:09:13

Gemina Farm
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From: North Saanich, BC
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Re: New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

Claire I sent you PM as I would really like to change my username to "Gemina Farm".. I had a brain fart signing up.:duh:  Thank-you

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#15 2012-10-04 00:29:58

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
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Re: New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

How's that? :)

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#16 2012-10-04 01:16:42

Gemina Farm
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From: North Saanich, BC
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Posts: 36

Re: New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

Wow thanks Susan!!:excited: much better

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#17 2012-10-04 03:31:21

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

Hi Angela it was great talking to you on the phone today. I can't wait to meet you =D I haven't been on much but I know that as fall gets into a routine so does my forum reading and then I do a lot of catching up! Welcome to a wonderful forum with a great bunch of people who go out of their way to be helpful and very supportive of our common addiction!! :EO:

XOX Monika

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#18 2012-10-04 03:55:04

Gemina Farm
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From: North Saanich, BC
Registered: 2012-09-30
Posts: 36

Re: New here from Vancouver Island, BC!

Thanks Monika I REALLY enjoyed talking with you today. :excited:  I cannot wait to meet you and hopefully be #1on your wait list for 2013. I could even foster your *not sure* chickens for back-up breeding :thumbsup:.  I was in 4H as a child and it is so hard picking the "perfect" specimen.  My downfall was choosing more for personality and less for looks...lol  Anyways I am just thrilled to know your here on the island.   :)

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