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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mikes chicks, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. mikes chicks

    mikes chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone my name is Mike and I'm new to this form I live in Southern California and inland Empire I just got into chickens I just built a new coop and run that is 10 x 10 I now have two Rhode Island Reds and to barred rocks and I came to this form for help on my new journey ahead

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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Mike. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have a beautiful flock. Thanks for posting the pics. If you have any predators in your area (dogs, coons, foxes, cats, weasels, rats, snakes, etc.) I would strongly suggest either replacing or covering that chicken wire with hardware cloth as these predators can easily tear through chicken wire, or squeeze through the openings in the mesh. It will be some added expense but it's cheaper than replacing your flock. There's a good article at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/07/11-tips-for-predator-proofing-chickens.html on predator proofing your flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have decided to join us. Its a great looking coop you have there! I wish you all the best on your new chicken adventure and i hope that you enjoy being a BYC member as much as the rest of us.

    all the best
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Agree wholeheartedly with Michael. 1/2" hardware cloth is pretty much the Gold standard, for predator protection - costs more, lasts much longer and keeps raccoons from reaching or biting through (poultry wire) and snacking on any chicken part they can grab.
     
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    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] Nice!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  9. mikes chicks

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    Thanks everyone for the support and ya hardware cloth would be more ideal and thanks for the throat I've been looking for some more CA people to meet :Dthanks a lot everyone:D
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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