Hello (again) from WYO

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wyomingchicks, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. wyomingchicks

    wyomingchicks Just Hatched

    Apr 14, 2016
    I posted here a year ago when I got my new chicks. All 9 were killed by my dogs in a matter of minutes when they were about 10 weeks old [​IMG] And I'm just now getting past that traumatic expericence and venturing back into chicken ownership.. this time I have 6 Australorps, 3 RIR, 3 Barred Rocks, and 3 Golden Wyandotts. I ordered them as day old chicks from My Pet Chicken and aside from a few pasty butts, I had a great experience with them. I was nervous ordering them mid-February and having them shipped, but I didn't lose a single chick! I can't believe I didn't get pictures as tiny chicks. So sad. Anyhow, we are really beefing up our cooped and run to make it predator proof. Just reintroducing myself and my new flock! (yes there's really 15 in there!)[​IMG]
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome (back) to BYC -- I am so sorry your first venture turned out so badly. I am glad you have reached the point of being ready to try again and wish you the very best with your new flock!
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under wyomingchicks [​IMG] Welcome Back!

    Oh my, how heartbreaking! [​IMG] Your little ones are adorable. Best wishes to you and them.
  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    welcome back to byc and chickens!

    Have you built a better coop?
    Dog proofed it?
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and welcome back to the flock! So sorry to hear about the dog attack. [​IMG] Dogs are the worst predator, in my opinion. That don't just steal one to eat and run off with it - they wipe out the whole flock. Glad you didn't abandon the chicken lifestyle based on that one experience. Best wishes on your second go round! [​IMG]
  6. zemchick

    zemchick Just Hatched

    Jul 8, 2016
    Best of luck on your new flock!
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    What a horrible experience. A lot of devastation is caused by owners dogs/cats. Poor chicks. Are the dogs still in the picture? Has anything changed that would guarantee they don't repeat the carnage? Hope things work out this time.[​IMG]
  8. wyomingchicks

    wyomingchicks Just Hatched

    Apr 14, 2016

    The first time was kind of a freak accident. My boyfriend took the dogs into town so I could let them have a little free range time out of their run. They all seemed happy in a big patch of soggy grass digging up worms so I went inside for a few minutes to change the laundry. When I can back out the dogs (who jumped out of the truck and ran home) had killed them. We are however revamping our run so that it's very sturdy and predator proof while these new chicks are in the brooder. God forbid something like that doesn't happen again!
  9. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Best wishes for a better experience this time!
  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to the forum! I am fixing to celebrate my first year on here, and I have loved it so much, I hope you will too! There is tons of great info and friendly folks, so pull up a chair and make yourself at home! :frow


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