Chicken newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dangerdoll, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Dangerdoll

    Dangerdoll In the Brooder

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    Howdy folks! I received my first set of babies from my pet chicken on October 1st. They are so much fun and they grow so fast! I'm excited but nervous about them going to the big coop outside but I have a few weeks for that, I know! I am currently building the coop run for them and I hope I never have to face the ordeal of predators! I am excited about learning in this forum and greatful it is here for questions I may have.
     
  2. FortCluck

    FortCluck Crowing

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  3. N F C

    N F C Moderator

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    Hi, it's nice to have you here! Make yourself at home :)
     
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    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     
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    Perris Crowing

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    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC! Be sure your coop and run are predator proof and you won't have to worry about them at all. There are a lot of threads in coop and run design forum on this. Enjoy your chicks! They do grow up so fast.
     
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    rjohns39 Wrangler

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
     
  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    If you use 1/2" hardware cloth to cover all openings and enclose the run, put a solid roof on the run, install a predator apron around the works and make certain there are no openings larger than 1/2" into your setup, you will likely be just fine. If you have larger predators in your area like bears, mountain lions or bobcats, you might want to consider containing everything within electric fencing. I did but I'm paranoid! The only losses to predators I've had is when the chickens escaped the confines of their electro-netted pen.
    Good luck with your coop build.
     
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