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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Teppler, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Teppler

    Teppler Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new on the website and located in Denison ,Texas on the Oklahoma border. Just got into chickens last summer with originally 6 RIR chicks and 2 ducks, well after the hawks showed up I now have 2 grown laying hens and ducks are gone. I do enjoy my girls and they are so active and always ready for a treat of dried meal worms. I get 2 eggs most every day. I recently bought 8 new chicks of various breeds and am now seeing I have at least 3 or 4 roosters or maybe more. They are maybe 5 to 6 weeks old. Hoping I can find someone wanting to take them and give them a good home but if they just want a chicken dinner that will be okay with me although I don't think I could ever kill one. I might just let them free range on my 1 acre but not let them get to my girls..any opinions would be appreciated.
     
  2. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us!

    HS Pye
     
  3. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy! and [​IMG]

    Sorry about that hawk trouble. I know around this time of year for us, the red-tail hawks visit us an awful lot. Depending on the day, we keep our chickens locked up; usually, though, they're aware of what's going on, so we let them out, knowing they'll be watchful. It helps to have places to hide (bushes & under our rabbit hutches & goat barns is where ours will run to hide), as well. Right now, it's the cold that's keeping them in. LOL : )

    If you don't want to free-range them or haven't got hiding places, you could build a chicken tractor and move it around each day.

    ~ Pioneer : )
     

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