Hello from NC!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EmilyOstertag, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. EmilyOstertag

    EmilyOstertag Just Hatched

    Mar 6, 2017

    My name is Emily and I have been a chicken enthusiast for the last 3 years! Having raised 2 broods of chicks in the past, I am now on my 3rd batch as of today!

    Amber Whites, Buff Orpingtons and Barred Plymouth Rocks have been the chicks I raised the last two years, but today my fiance, Mitchell, and I purchased 5 chicks of all different breeds from Southern States! One is a Brahman--with little feathers on her legs--one is an Ameracauna, one is a Welsummer, one is a Comet and the last is a Jersey Giant!

    I found this site while searching for answers to my many chicken questions over the years, but finally joined today as I have a sick little chick from that bunch! :(

    I posted about her in the Raising Baby Chicks and Emergencies Forums.

    I am equally excited about getting some advice on my predator problems! We have lost 4 chickens in the last 3 years to neighborhood dogs, coyotes and the occasional hawk, since we keep them in a half-acres lot fenced with chicken wire. This may not seem like a huge loss, but since we only keep about 6 to 7 chickens at a time it has been upsetting to us. We are down to 2 adults, but these 5 chicks will certainly enhance our flock! Where should I post about predator problems?

    Thank you for the welcomes I have received already! I am anxious to read the replies to my threads! :)

    Last edited: Mar 6, 2017
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. CP Chicken

    CP Chicken Crazy about Turkens

    So glad you decided to join the BYC community! Redsoxs told you what you need to know as to where to post about your predator problem and I so hope you are able to help your sick chick! :welcome
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2017
  4. EmilyOstertag

    EmilyOstertag Just Hatched

    Mar 6, 2017
    Thank you both! :)
  5. CP Chicken

    CP Chicken Crazy about Turkens

    No problem! :D
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Emily. So sorry for your predator losses. Are you allowed to shoot preds attacking your birds?
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Emily [​IMG] Welcome!

    I am sorry to hear of your losses and hope that your little one is OK.

    If you have not already, you might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you joined us and I hope you will make yourself at home here! :frow


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