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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chaneyschickens, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. chaneyschickens

    chaneyschickens Just Hatched

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    Just now getting 1st 4 eggs! How fun! Had some drama a long the way, have 1 in our bathtub now on the mend from dog, chicken hawk got 2 right away. Anyone else out there with a one eyed chicken? Wonder if she will ever b able to return to flock?? Or will b buying her chicken diapers?? [​IMG]
     
  2. micah O

    micah O Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome to byc exiting thst your chickens are laying now isn't it.[​IMG]
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Sorry about the hawk and dog attacks. Sometimes you lose them when free ranging. Dogs need to be kept away from chickens if they are not trained to not eat them.

    But yes, you can keep one eyed chickens with the flock! They soon learn to adjust and see just as any of the others. They can be a bit more vulerable to being snatched by predators, but other than this, they do just fine. Just make sure the eye wound is completely healed over before sending them back out to the coop.

    Good luck with your babies and enjoy BYC!
     
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Oh, and congrats on those eggs!!! How EGG-citing!!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Check out the coop section and also the predator threads to find out how to best protect your birds.

    As you know by now dogs can be as dangerous to your birds as wild animals.
     
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  8. chaneyschickens

    chaneyschickens Just Hatched

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    Choosing a farm sitter who can close a gate will help ;(
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     

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