Beware of hawks!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by VivianG, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. VivianG

    VivianG New Egg

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    I had six and my chicks in a enclosed covered temporary run and a hawk got in between the box and the fence which was just a small space and got one of my chicks. I was so sad that my husband went out and looked far and wide until he found two baby chicks to replace the one. We're in the process of finishing up the chicken coop and we'll put half inch welded wire up around and on top of it. My chicks will be happy to be in the sun once more.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Sadly, experience can be a very unforgiving teacher, but I'm sure you Fort Knox approach will ensure that your flock remains safe.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced poultry keepers - loads of info on anything poultry. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    These links may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry to hear you had a hawk visit so soon Vivian.

    A cruel lesson learned a hard way, but the coop and run
    need to be bullet proof. Just the smallest hole, and trouble
    will get in.

    So built well, my new friend.


    Spook
     

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