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So happy to find this site again and actually join. I have had a few chickens for 2 years. I live in the depth of a historical area of the city but lucky The city allows us 5  hens , no roos and have to get neighbors permission if coop closer to 50 feet. I have great neighbors and they love the eggs so all is good.

 

Have had one hen killed by what we suspect is a racoon after seeing a few eggs eaten in the coop. I just found three eggs eaten  ( shells left clean as a whistle). Now I am worried about my three hens that are in the coop. does anyone know how to keep racoons away from the coop? I left the door open that night will never happen again. Beginners mistake!! 

 

I also had a heck of a time with introducing the new chicks last year to the two I had at the time. Took forever!! plan to put up a dog kennel with a house this year and then using the pen to extend the free space in the coop. 

 

I have one ,Ameraucana one buff orpington and one black sexed hen . Just got two baby Ameraucana and looking forward to see how they color out.

 

Looking also to find two silkies for a friend of mine, any ideas?

 

Barbara

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Hi, Barbara, welcome to BYC.

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Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.

Celebrating the fourth quarter of my first century.

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Hey wekcome stcharleschick! Im new as well so nice to meet you!
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Hi Barbara and welcome to BYC. I hope that the following link will help you out a little.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=deterring+racoons

 

All the best

CT

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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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:welcome

 

Thanks for joining us, hope you find the silkies you want.

Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

Find your state thread: post #1

Like to bake? Come join us! post #1

 

Drop in to say hi! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1050266/the-nfc-b-day-chat-thread/15990#post_18076945

Debby

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Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

Find your state thread: post #1

Like to bake? Come join us! post #1

 

Drop in to say hi! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1050266/the-nfc-b-day-chat-thread/15990#post_18076945

Debby

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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:welcome I would try posting in your state's thread to see if anyone local has what you are looking for: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread good luck.

Elizabeth

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Elizabeth

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