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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Harriet&Lucy, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Harriet&Lucy

    Harriet&Lucy In the Brooder

    Sep 29, 2010
    Puget Sound
    I started with three Barred Rock hens a year and a half ago, but have only Harriet and Lucy now. I came home from the grocery store on a cold (for the Puget Sound) winter day and saw a red tail hawk taking off from the garden. I first thought, "Cool!" Then immediately, "Raptor!" Sure enough, the hawk had killed Eulalie and scared the other two silly - though, not witless. Harriet had muscled through the gate and hidden in the bamboo; Lucy hightailed it into the coop. Later that day a naturalist on the radio said that, with the cold, the predators will be out looking for calories. A warning I could have used earlier.

    I've been lurking here ever since I decided to get chickens and learned a great deal from this site. I registered today because I'm worried about Harriet. I'll post the details on the disease/injury site.

    I've gotten quite nuts about my chickens. The one disappointment is that they won't eat slugs. So, in the spring I'm adding ducks to my gardening staff.

  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Hello from SC! Sorry about your predator troubles.
  4. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    Central Oregon
    Welcome fron Oregon!
  5. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    Mar 25, 2010
    Eatonville, Washington
    Hi from eatonville WA.
  6. Harriet&Lucy

    Harriet&Lucy In the Brooder

    Sep 29, 2010
    Puget Sound
    What a great place this is! Warm welcome and - on the disease/injury forum - excellent advice. Thanks!
  7. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    [​IMG]. From Eastern Wa. Sorry about your loss hope you found useful info in the forum.

  8. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    [​IMG] from Alaska! [​IMG] I lived around the Seattle area for a while, and sure miss it sometimes! Hope you'll settle in here! Very sorry for your loss, but I'm sure with time you will have more than you know what to do with... it's addicting in here. LOL!
  9. [​IMG]
    Welcome to BYC from The Pampered Pullets Farm in Ocala, FL

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