Allow me to introduce myself...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Karen62, May 22, 2019.

  1. Karen62

    Karen62 In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2019
    I started raising chickens on a commune and just never stopped. We didn't use to have a fence and our coop was an old barn which will probably fall over sometime. We have gotten laying hens from a local egg producer, agway chicks, chicks from a local breeder and we've had hens go broody. Most recently someone killed all our roosters, which were very mixed breed guys who were raised by a broody hen, so we have agway chicks plus incubator egg chicks. The first time we lost all our roosters and incubated eggs we didn't collect until several days after the roosters were killed and 32 eggs hatched and 3 didn't.

    Right now the surviving hens are stuck in the barn because the critter cams are catching a fox in the fence and I can't figure out how she is getting in. I say "she" because last year she showed up with big kits in broad daylight and one was so intent on chasing a hen I almost stepped on it. I've never had an adult fox wantonly kill roosters but maybe she was having another training session. It is 6:30 now, and my husband just saw the fox outside the fence. Living in the country you realize a lot of "nocturnal" animals just avoid humans during the day. Guess that's enough intro for me.
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

    I hope your fox problem clears up very soon. :fl

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  3. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

    Mar 22, 2019
    Hello and welcome to the BYC flock!! I have never seen a fox, but I know we have coyotes, hope I never come across them by my coop. Very sorry for your loss!
  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Sorry that you are having that fox problem. It need's to be taken care of, as it will be back as you have seen. She most likely has a new litter, too! Good luck with the rest of your flock, the new chick's, and the hatch!
  5. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
  6. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

    Aug 17, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
  7. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

    Nov 5, 2018
    Hello,:frow and a warm 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!
  8. trumpeting_angel

    trumpeting_angel Crowing

    Feb 6, 2019
    Welcome! Glad to have you here!

    I wonder if the roosters got killed because they were on the front lines? Protecting the hens? I don’t know if that happens much or if it’s mostly a legend. Either way, good luck getting rid of that fox! Maybe electric fence?
  9. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link of “How to” BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3. I’d suggest including your location using the guide in the link above. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  10. Celticdragonfly

    Celticdragonfly Songster

    May 17, 2018
    Saginaw, TX
    Welcome to BYC. I wish you luck with the fox problem.

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