3xcited new chicken owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Amylynn7669, May 25, 2019.

  1. Amylynn7669

    Amylynn7669 In the Brooder

    May 25, 2019
    My Coop
    Hey everyone.
    I'm Amy, an excited new chicken owner. I've raised many different animals while raising my children but never chickens. I'm ecstatic. I realize there is a whole lot of learning as I go. I'm pleased this site is available pleased to be here. My 2 chickens arrive the 18th of may and will 19 weeks. Already laying from what they told me. I'm on the hunt as we speak for a trailor to pick up my chicken coop and plan to add a run area for them. We also want them to free range. My concern is were in the bush, deer moose bear on sure wolf coyote ect. How can I keep my chickens safe. Cant waite to meet them. I'm naming them. One is red the other is white.
    Happy backyard chickening everyone
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi Amy and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new hobby. Most of your questions will be answered in the links below - the Learning Centre being a great place to begin.

    Here are some links to key resources:

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy Amy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Delighted to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
  5. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
  6. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello, Amy, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    The only way to truly keep them safe from predators is to keep them confined to a predator proof run.
  7. Hi Amy, glad you joimed us!
    Im sure you will love your chickens.
    First piece of advice would be to make sure the coop is secure and lock them in at night.
    Also, think about getting a game camera to get a good handle on what wanders your yard when
    you are not looking.
    welcome to the backyard!
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your flock!
  9. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

    Nov 5, 2018
    Hello Amy,:frow and welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us and I hope you'll enjoy this site as much as we all do!
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    agree wholeheartedly with Dobie Lover plus add a cover to the run to keep out raptors and climbers. A solid run cover can also offer some protection from the elements and provide shade.

    Welcome to Backyard Chickens :wee

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