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Hello from NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pondviewfarm, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. pondviewfarm

    pondviewfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello All,

    A few months ago I moved to a 12 acre property that came with a flock of chickens (16 laying hens and 1 rooster) and 1 turkey. I came to really enjoy the chickens as I was taking care of them. Unfortunately, a loose dog raided the coop and killed a good portion of the birds that were here. That has prompted me to start researching chicken care and productivity in more depth.

    I'd like to get a few more adult laying hens from a local farmer but I want to improve the coop and the predator security before bringing them in. I'd also like to order some baby chicks to raise. On that front, I have cleaned out the garage and made room for a previously used brooder that is outside. I will be cleaning it and fixing it up before I order the chicks.

    I'm really excited by everything that I am learning about the chicken keeping lifestyle and I'm glad to have a resource of other enthusiasts like this.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Sorry about the loss of some of your flock. Predators can be a real problem. I can't free range my girls because of all the predators in the skies and lurking under bushes. You might want to do some reading this section of the learning center on the different predators and how to protect your flock from them....

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-predators-pests-how-to-protect-treat-your-flock

    Good luck with your upcoming flock and welcome to BYC!
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about the loss of your birds, good luck with a new flock.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - good luck with upgrading your coop. That dog will most likely return.
     
  5. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Hello and [​IMG] So sorry to hear of your loss. Good luck with the rebuilding your flock.
     
  6. sunnychickfarm

    sunnychickfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, also from NC Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi and Welcome! Wow, how lucky to get a new home already complete with fowl.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] You need to make coop and enclosed run - fort knox - are you allowed to use electric fencing wire - to persuade the dog to look elsewhere?
     
  9. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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