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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Msulli15, May 16, 2016.

  1. Msulli15

    Msulli15 New Egg

    May 16, 2016
    New to chickens! New to BYC! We just got 6 chicks! I've got them set up in a large kennel with a light for the night times and a chicken wired pen under our cherry tree for them! They're a little over 3 weeks I was told

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock! What breeds of chicks did you get? I don't want to scare you off just as you've started on your venture, but I'd recommend you build their run/enclosure with something a bit more sturdy than chicken wire. We have a well known saying here: Chicken wire keeps chickens IN, but not predators OUT. There is a lot of good info on chicken keeping in general, coops, predators etc in the Learning Center. Enjoy the site!
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us, and congrats on your new flock.

    Do take Sumi's advice and predator proof their home. If you need suggestions, consider posting pics of the kennel and pen under the coops/run section.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    The gold standard for fencing is 1/2" hardware cloth securely affixed to frames and a top would offer some protection from the elements and also climbers & raptors that would love chicken for lunch. Trees are nice for shade but, can also house raccoons, owls, hawks etc. that just need to drop down and snack. Everything loves to eat chickens, so you have to work to prevent that.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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