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New to chickens! New to BYC! We just got 6 chicks! I've got them set up in a large kennel with a light for the night times and a chicken wired pen under our cherry tree for them! They're a little over 3 weeks I was told

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Welcome to BYC :frow​ Glad you joined the flock! What breeds of chicks did you get? I don't want to scare you off just as you've started on your venture, but I'd recommend you build their run/enclosure with something a bit more sturdy than chicken wire. We have a well known saying here: Chicken wire keeps chickens IN, but not predators OUT. There is a lot of good info on chicken keeping in general, coops, predators etc in the Learning Center. Enjoy the site!

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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:welcome   so glad you have joined us, and congrats on your new flock.

 

 

Do take Sumi's advice and predator proof their home.  If you need suggestions, consider posting pics of the kennel and pen under the coops/run section.

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Attention:  loads of contests to enter, pick your favorites and join the fun: post #1

 

 

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

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The gold standard for fencing  is   1/2" hardware cloth securely affixed to  frames and a top would offer some protection from the elements and also climbers &  raptors that would love chicken for lunch.   Trees are nice for shade  but, can also house raccoons, owls, hawks etc. that just need to drop down and snack.   Everything loves to eat chickens, so you have to work to prevent that.

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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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