Down but not out Newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dancingsquirrel, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. dancingsquirrel

    dancingsquirrel Out Of The Brooder

    I've been lurking on this site for years, dreaming of getting some chickens. We built a chicken tractor and bought one chicken, then two chicks, then built an identical tractor for our guinea pig.(who got on well with the chicks but not the older chicken) That lasted all of two weeks. Yesterday we came home to two piles of feathers(chicks), one dead Rosie and one dead guinea pig. Dogs. I was prepared for hawks, owls, raccoons but who'da thunk that two little lost doggies would wipe everything out in one day? So now, I'm a little hesitant to start over, it'll take some time, but we've been bitten by the chicken bug!
     
  2. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
    Michigan
    Were your chickens in a run? We lock ours in tightly at night and open the coop every morning and let them into the run. The only time we allow them to free range is when we are at home. We never leave them out unattended. We live in the country so a stray dog running loose happens once in a while. I have my son's pellet gun/bb gun ready and on hand if needed. Fortunately I've never had to use it.
    Sooooo......GO GET SOME MORE CHICKS AND HAVE FUN!!
     
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  3. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

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    Don't give up!
     
  4. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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    Sorry for your losses and welcome to the site
     
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  5. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana! Sorry for your loss! [​IMG]
     
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  7. renart

    renart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from NW Washington State!

    Sorry to hear of your setback, but, use it as a learning experience and jump right back in there.
     
  8. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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  9. QH Girl

    QH Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC. I'm so sorry to hear about your chickens and piggie. Are you starting on a new chicken coop?
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. That has got to be awful to come home to. So sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     

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