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Hi! We have had chickens for a year now! We started with 3 hens and a rooster then someone [aka hubs] forgot to put them away one night and now we have 1 hen and one rooster. Soooo.... of course walking through tsc I saw cute babies and bought 6 chick's and 6 ducks [pekins] not realizing ducks grow big and fast haha so I'm enjoying all the info you guys have on here! Thanks!
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Hi and :welcome - glad to have you onboard with us. 

 

The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced poultry keepers - loads of info on anything poultry. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 
 
You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.
 
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CT
Nairobi, Kenya
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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here!! Sorry to hear you lost a couple of your hens, I've had it happen too and it sure was heart breaking. Congrats on your new chicks and ducklings clap.gif

CT has left you some great links to check out. Wishing you the very best of luck in the future and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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Sorry to hear of your loss.  Another example of a rooster that didn't give up his life to protect his hens. Do you have any idea what type of predator it was?  Once they get an easy meal, they keep coming back unless you can stop them(by any means).

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

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

 

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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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Originally Posted by drumstick diva View Post

Sorry to hear of your loss.  Another example of a rooster that didn't give up his life to protect his hens. Do you have any idea what type of predator it was?  Once they get an easy meal, they keep coming back unless you can stop them(by any means).

No clue the hubs thinks it was a owl [really?] Where we live is pretty rural so we have all kinds of Critters running around foxes wild dogs [apparently] coyotes there has even been some Florida Panthers or Bobcats or something that's been spotted out that way. I'm guessing a coon or opossum got them. There was one night we almost lost our last hen Bertha and the rooster was making all kinds of noise at 2pm so hubs went to go check (since he didn't put them in their pen) and he found her on the ground with a hurt leg. So I guess big sexy [rooster] felt bad about not keeping his other women alive haha so he helped save this one!
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