Chickens in Virginia ... try 2!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AnAppleSnail, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. AnAppleSnail

    AnAppleSnail Hatching

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    I am in Southside Virginia, with a second try at chickens coming up.

    Last year we made a coop in our yard, with a half dozen Red Sex Link chickens. Our little one loved to play with them and helped to raise them. At just about the same time as they were at laying age, our second child was born. With nobody to take care of the chickens in town, they fended for themselves in the yard. They became raccoon breakfast, whether they roosted in the coop or in a tree.

    This year, we will build a better run (With better plans to have them watched while we are on vacation). Wish us luck!
     

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Yes, build, rebuild and then over build! Those predators know where the chicken dinners are.

    Good luck with your new babies and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
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  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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