Greetings from southwest Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by silentrunning, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. silentrunning

    silentrunning Songster

    Jan 18, 2009
    Venice, Florida
    I'm glad I found this sight. My wife and I have had back yard chickens in the past. Rhode Island Reds mostly. We have also had ducks because we have a stream running thru our back yard. A couple of weeks ago something got into our duck pen at night and destroyed the pen and killed the ducks. We suspect a Panther or Bobcat since it climbed a 6 foot chain link fence and ripped the hog wire out of the cage guards.
    My wife is now retired so we can get serious about raising some nice chickens and pheasants. I first have to rebuild our pens and put an electric fence around them. We are studying everything we can find about incubators and raising chicks from eggs because there is no one locally that sells rare breeds of chickens. We want to go the egg route to get some variety in our birds. Please feel free to pass on any advice on eggs, chicks and game birds. Meanwhile I will be reading the past posts to learn what I can.

  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
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    Oh, I so miss Alva and the smell of the citrus blossoms in March.

    There are also black bears around your parts, so use several strands of electric wire. Though dry ground will be a problem, it needs to be damp.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009
  3. Welcome from north central Florida. Sorry to hear about your ducks. We do have some mighty odd creatures here. Other people worry about the neighbors dog and we have to worry about Panthers, Bears, Possums, Coons and Hogs to name just a few. A lot of people hatch their own so there is a ton of help on here.
  4. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    HELLO! [​IMG]

    Another North Central Floridian here to greet you! Welcome aboard...can't wait of you to start your new flock!!
  5. RooManRed

    RooManRed Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Albany Ga.
    [​IMG] You should find all the info on here you need. If not just ask, someone on here will help. This place is full of wonderful people.
  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
  7. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK

    Sorry about your chickens.
  8. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN

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