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I have been want chickens for years! My brother in law gave me a small coop and my husband couldn't say noūüėā I got my six girls in April two Columbian Rock, Buff Orpington and Ameraucana. However, I lost one to some critter a few days ago. Can't wait to learn more about raising my girls and keeping them safe.

Cristin
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Hi Cristin and :welcome - glad that you have joined us. The "predators and pests" forum might be a good place to start in terms of trying to make your coop more secure - as would the "Coops and Runs" forum.

 

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 

 

You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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   You sure have been given some great links to check out...have fun!

Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Do read up on securing your coop and run - everything loves to eat chickens

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:frow and :welcome

Hey Cristin! Since you are new to chickens I will leave you the link to the most prominent learning area on this site our Learning Center a place with updated articles for old and new chicken raisers!   http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center I hope you enjoy BYC and make sure to post pictures of your flock and give us updates on how you are doing here   http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/40/family-life-stories-pictures-updates I am happy you were able to follow your dream and get a flock of your own that is so nice!  All the best of luck to you and your flock!

Justin :thumbsup 

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Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

 

So sorry you lost one already! :hugs  Stuff happens. Just make sure your coop and run is built like fort knox...if you are not afraid to sleep in there at night, your chickens should be safe. No chicken wire, holes of any kind and no places to dig. As for free ranging, yes, you can lose them will free ranging. Try to keep an eye on them and I wouldn't leave them out all day without supervision.

 

Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock! :-)

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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

If you haven't noticed yet, I am the king of typos.

When I post in the "What Breed Or Gender Is This" section, I do not name hatchery/peoples' hybrids by a "breed" name (for example, Oliver Egger)--they are either a purebred or a mixed breed.

Please like my NEW facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BantamFan4Life-571978982974734/

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If you haven't noticed yet, I am the king of typos.

When I post in the "What Breed Or Gender Is This" section, I do not name hatchery/peoples' hybrids by a "breed" name (for example, Oliver Egger)--they are either a purebred or a mixed breed.

Please like my NEW facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BantamFan4Life-571978982974734/

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

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