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Hagemt

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Hello everyone!
We are a family of 5 that just got 7 baby chicks a few weeks back.... 3 EE pullets, 1 "brown egg layer" we are really hoping to be a barred rock and 3 "rare breed mix" pullets. So exited to see what they grow into!
We live in a small town so won't have more than 4-10 hens at a time. Our accidental roos will be rehomed to a family members acreage
We had 6 3yo hens that were friendly great layers that we raised. 2 of the sweetest barred rocks you'll ever meet, 2 RIR sassy gals, 1 pushy EE, and 1 broody black thing. Unfortunately we lost them all within a couple weeks from 2 separate incidents...1)a loose hunting dog had too much fun when he climbed into the fence and 2) a suspected coyote.
We are ready to try again with a more predator proof set up.
Meet our chicks, now 3-4 weeks old:
EE 1 - Caramel
EE 2 - Shovey
EE 3 - Omletta "letti"

? Barred Rock- Midnight

Orange-ish mystery rare breed- Nugget

Black-red mystery rare breed- Garnet

White/yellow/little black coming in mystery rare breed with fuzzy feet- Valence "Val"
 

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Hello everyone!
We are a family of 5 that just got 7 baby chicks a few weeks back.... 3 EE pullets, 1 "brown egg layer" we are really hoping to be a barred rock and 3 "rare breed mix" pullets. So exited to see what they grow into!
We live in a small town so won't have more than 4-10 hens at a time. Our accidental roos will be rehomed to a family members acreage
We had 6 3yo hens that were friendly great layers that we raised. 2 of the sweetest barred rocks you'll ever meet, 2 RIR sassy gals, 1 pushy EE, and 1 broody black thing. Unfortunately we lost them all within a couple weeks from 2 separate incidents...1)a loose hunting dog had too much fun when he climbed into the fence and 2) a suspected coyote.
We are ready to try again with a more predator proof set up.
Meet our chicks, now 3-4 weeks old:
EE 1 - Caramel
EE 2 - Shovey
EE 3 - Omletta "letti"

? Barred Rock- Midnight

Orange-ish mystery rare breed- Nugget

Black-red mystery rare breed- Garnet

White/yellow/little black coming in mystery rare breed with fuzzy feet- Valence "Val"

Welcome to Backyard Chickens sorry for you losses hope all is well with the new peeps
 

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Glad you're here !

A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
 

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G’Day from down under Hagemt :frow Welcome and Congratulations! :clap

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I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. This one may be of particular interest to you:
Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators

Your babies are adorable! :love If you would like to share more Pictures and Stories of them, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
 

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