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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by animalspooker, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. animalspooker

    animalspooker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all! I'm new to the chicken business. Keep them more for fun (and emergency) but enjoy the eggs without the butchering...so far. Have a small flock of about a dozen. Mostly hens. One Phoenix rooster that's mean and dirty. Only attacks when I have my back to him. Hens include a couple black and one brown buff brahma bantams, one phoenix and a few Easter Eggers (I think).

    Built my own coop last year. Its a copy of the this one from William Sonoma:

    ~http://rk.wsimgs.com/wsimgs/rk/images/dp/wcm/201344/0017/img43t.jpg

    I've had my problems with the family dog...a basset...whose killed 6-8 of my birds, but I think I have remedied that problem. Now I just have to keep the coyotes away. My miniature donkeys can handle them though.

    Well, 'Hello' again to everyone. I'm sure I'll be seeking lots of advice. Happy to be here!
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014
  2. NinjaRooster

    NinjaRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great to have you here.[​IMG] Welcome!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there,[​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I had the same problem with my dog too, IMHO the best way to prevent that is to keep the dog and the chickens completely separate. Good luck to you.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - electric fencing around the pen is a great 'training' tool for dogs and coyotes.
     

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