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itsmayra

In the Brooder
Nov 19, 2020
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I'm Mayra. New chicken mom as of September!

We have SEVEN chickens
-Barnevelder (10w)
-White Crested Black Polish (10w)
-White Leghorn (9w)
-Snowy EE (9w)
-Blue-laced Red Wyandotte (9w)
-Black Australorp (13w)
-Buff Orpington (13w)

My fav things are listening to their nighttime sounds as they settle in for the night (peeps and shrills) and getting lap visits while I read or work in a chair in the back yard.

We are enjoying learning about chickens and growing our own food, which we also venture into this year.

We live in an urban area and have two kids at home and two grown ones who have "flown the coop"! Our pit bull is currently not allowed in the back yard when the chickens are out foraging. She is super curious but we want to be safe so are being cautious. She has watched them grow from the brooder to the coop. She visits them and watches them from the outside of the run. We are working to figure out how to work this all out - but we do think that the larger they are the safer they will be. Talking to folks who have pitties and chickens is helping.

I've found lots of answers on this site when I've googled chicken stuff - and finally joined when I wanted to do more than read through threads. Grateful for the wealth of knowledge here!
 

itsmayra

In the Brooder
Nov 19, 2020
4
24
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Welcome to BYC! I would love to see pictures of your flock (they sound gorgeous!) and your pit bull (they are my favorite breed)
Thanks! Here are the ladies!
 

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Hei 20

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I'm Mayra. New chicken mom as of September!

We have SEVEN chickens
-Barnevelder (10w)
-White Crested Black Polish (10w)
-White Leghorn (9w)
-Snowy EE (9w)
-Blue-laced Red Wyandotte (9w)
-Black Australorp (13w)
-Buff Orpington (13w)

My fav things are listening to their nighttime sounds as they settle in for the night (peeps and shrills) and getting lap visits while I read or work in a chair in the back yard.

We are enjoying learning about chickens and growing our own food, which we also venture into this year.

We live in an urban area and have two kids at home and two grown ones who have "flown the coop"! Our pit bull is currently not allowed in the back yard when the chickens are out foraging. She is super curious but we want to be safe so are being cautious. She has watched them grow from the brooder to the coop. She visits them and watches them from the outside of the run. We are working to figure out how to work this all out - but we do think that the larger they are the safer they will be. Talking to folks who have pitties and chickens is helping.

I've found lots of answers on this site when I've googled chicken stuff - and finally joined when I wanted to do more than read through threads. Grateful for the wealth of knowledge here!
 

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