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Another Hoosier here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JestofWilds, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. JestofWilds

    JestofWilds Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 2, 2016

    After moving around from town to town quite a bit, I've settled on a couple of acres in north central Indiana. It has an existing long, low shed that had been previously sectioned off into stalls, one for chickens, so....hey, good time to start, right? We had a flock of 6 last year, but about a week after putting them out in the shed, something got to them and ate all of them. We're getting ready to start again, this time with a second layer of chicken wire over the stall and a flock of guineas next door to it. Really hoping it works this year, we eat an awful lot of eggs.

    We're doing small gardening this year, putting in a small orchard and working on taming the yard (it was abandoned for several years.)

    I think that's about it!
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm sorry to hear you lost your previous flock :hugs I've had it happen and it was just devastating, I shed many a tear over them. I would recomend you use hard ware cloth as this is much stronger against predators. The learning centre also has some great articles that you would find most helpful, here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined the BYC flock
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - hope your round 2 of chicken keeping is a success.

    All the best
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    x2 on Yorkshire coops comment regarding hardware cloth being preferable to chicken wire. The cloth is much stronger and will do a better job of keeping your birds safe. Also, if you free range, you will have some losses. If you want to reduce the chance of predators getting to your chickens, you can build them a covered, secure run.

    Good luck with your new flock!

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