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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bachchoy, May 19, 2017.

  1. bachchoy

    bachchoy New Egg

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    Hi Everyone! Im so excited to have begun this new journey with chickens! I have 4 babies that are 6 weeks old today. (2 buff orpingtons and 2 black sexlinks) I love them so much already, Im just really scared for when the time comes to officially move them from the safety of the garage to the dangerous outdoors. I read all the stories about people losing thier babies and it makes me lay awake at night! I will post pics of the new coop and the girls soon:)
     
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  2. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI and welcome to BYC!!!!!! Buff Orpingtons are the golden retrievers of the poultry world....black sex links are just as lovable ....my 4 yr old granddaughter carries hers around, and it lays an egg almost every single day...
    Good luck, see you around!
    Sue
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2017
  3. Terrace

    Terrace Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck with the chicks. Looking forward to seeing your coop.
     
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  5. Mooker

    Mooker Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! :frow
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    If you have them free range outside, you have to expect some randow losses to predators.

    If that isn't acceptable - have a large, well built, covered run for them which will
    much safer for them.

    You can check out the coops/run section for more ideas & also the predator threads
    for suggestions on increasing safety in coop & run. :welcome
     

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