Hello and Help!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mkordy, May 24, 2016.

  1. mkordy

    mkordy Hatching

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    I just got 6 chicks the week of May4th. I am learning as I go. I live in upstate New York and have so many questions and concerns: When can I put them outside? What should I feed them? How should I safeguard my coop against predators: We have them all, hawks, raccoons, coyotes, bobcats. I'm a wreck!
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on your new chicks :clap It sure can be nerve wracking when you get them as you want to what's best for them. Have you checked out the learning centre? https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    Lots of great articles there that cover all your questions. Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Songster

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    [​IMG]Great to have another poultry lover!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please check out the coops section and also the predators threads to learn what safeguards you can put into place. With that list of predators, I expect you will want to keep them in a large safe, run - instead of allowing them to free range. Everything loves to eat chicken and once they get lucky, they will keep coming back until there are none left, or you Stop them in their tracks.
     
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  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     

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