First time chicken farmer

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DesireeRowe, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. DesireeRowe

    DesireeRowe In the Brooder

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    My husband I just built our first coop, and got 6 little ones, but alas one got nabbed by a rat. The rest are doing great, and almost three months old now. Still learning everything that needs to be done and I friend suggested join BYC so here I am.
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Congrats on the coop! Sorry for your loss!

    Don't hesitate to ask any questions.

    Glad you joined![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2014
  3. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

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    Welcome To BYC!
    Make sure you check out the learning center![​IMG]

    So sorry about your little one[​IMG]
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear to hear about the loss of the little one.. I hope the rest of your chicken keeping venture will be all good!
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry for your loss. Sometimes it takes time to get all this figured out.

    Enjoy this new adventure you are on and welcome to our flock!
     
  7. DesireeRowe

    DesireeRowe In the Brooder

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    Thanx, to all for your help, my hubby came up with an amazing solution to keep critters out of the coop, he sank expanded metal on the inside of the coop yard about 8-11 inches into the ground, has worked great
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm glad to hear your metal skirt is working to keep predators out of your coop. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to BYC, hope your husband has fended off any more rat attacts - [​IMG]. Is it safe to venture out now?
     
  10. DesireeRowe

    DesireeRowe In the Brooder

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    I have five Rhode Island reds 2 roosters and 3 hens
     

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