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Chickens are pets, not food! (Except eggs)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cathensley, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. cathensley

    cathensley New Egg

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    Hey y'all!
    My name is Catherine and I am still new to this chicken scene! I started out with 4 Ameracauna chicks who were 1 week old. Just recently I lost two of them to a curious dog. Now, I have the two surviving Ameracaunas, who are four weeks old, and two 4 day old Rhode Island Reds!
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC.

    Mine are pets too, but what else would a 10-15 ounce bird be? My smallest hen could brood her eggs in the palm of my hand-another uses a cereal bowl for a nest.

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    Check out the categories at the top of this page. You might find them interesting.
     
  3. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani

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  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi Catherine and welcome to BYC.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even you are an experienced hand) https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box as there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.


    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. rottlady

    rottlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are pets and food. I have birds that will be egg layers/chick makers and birds that will be in the freezer by fall
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    Dogs/ cats, can cause a lot of grief. Please make sure they cannot get to your chickens. The dog succeeded, he will keep trying.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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