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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bulldog6, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Bulldog6

    Bulldog6 Out Of The Brooder

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    Found this great sight while looking for some coop ideas and found a lot more. So here I am and learning a lot more than I thought I would. getting into raising chickens for eggs and some for meat. Just makes sense to know where your food is coming from, what its been eating and not just showing up in the store.

    Looking at some red stars, black stars, Marans, few Rhode Island Reds and per haps a couple Wyandottes. Live in Michigan any thoughts or comments on the birds as far as being cold hardy and egg production. Also looking at some jumbo cornish rock cross for meat. Any thoughts about the rock cross vs a dual purpose bird?

    Thanks looking forward to making some new connections
     
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  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so sad ! Hope you are better prepared next time ! Be sure top is covered as well, they can climb up the fence, and helps keeps owls and hawks out too.
     
  3. Bulldog6

    Bulldog6 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks had no idea about the climbing. I do have hawks I only have one layer of the square welded wire on the top of the run I would imagine that would be strong enough for hawk prevention....Any one think it should be doubled up?
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I don't raise chickens so I don't have any suggestions for you but [​IMG]
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC
     
  7. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pretty dog. here's a pic of our little susie

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    i think the wire mesh you have above will be fine unless ya spot a pterodactyl circling overhead. :)
     
  8. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Bulldog6, and [​IMG]! Happy you found us and are finding BYC so useful. Good luck to you!
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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