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Greetings from northern Illinois

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Onedirtychicken, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. Onedirtychicken

    Onedirtychicken Hatching

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    Hello! We have just started getting into chickens. We bought a cheap, used coop off Craigslist and bought 5 Rhode Island Red hens from one my daughter's friends. We are off to a rough start, we lost one already, I think our dog's welcome was a bit too aggressive. We now have a fence up around the coop, and the dog is not out when then chickens are! Looking forward to learning lots here.
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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

    Sorry for your loss![​IMG]

    Yes be sure to watch the contact of your dogs and flock. They usually don't get along.
     
  3. Nwchickma

    Nwchickma Chirping

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    Welcome from Westmont! Where exactly are you from?
     
  4. Nwchickma

    Nwchickma Chirping

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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry for the loss of your bird. Dogs and chickens rarely mix well.

    Make yourself at home here and welcome to our flock!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Sorry for the loss of your hen. As many BYC members can attest (some to their sorrow), dogs and chickens don't usually mix well. We've had new members post who were horrified because their dog (even small ones like chihuahuas) suddenly and unexpectedly chased and killed their chickens. Once a dog has started chasing and killing chickens, it is next to impossible to break them from doing it again. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your RIRs.
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Welcome, glad you joined us. So sorry about your loss, but proud that you fixed the issue.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry for your loss. [​IMG]As you found out the hard way, dogs + chickens usually = trouble.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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    Sorry for your loss. Sadly dogs(or cats) + chickens = dead chickens. Dogs think they are squeaky toys and once they stop squeaking (dead) they usually go on to the others. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry for your loss.
     

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