Hello from Northern California

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Looneybirds, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Looneybirds

    Looneybirds New Egg

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    Hello all, I've been reading BYC for a couple of months and finally decided to join and post. I bought 10 chickens in September and have build a brooder and Coop and have really had fun with it. The whole Family loves taking care of them. We have 5 different breeds. Rhode Island reds, Black Rocks, Brahma, Ameraucana, and Marans, We bought two of each. One of the Brahmas was killed by a hawk so we only free range them when we are outside. Thanks for all of the help and advice.

    Cheers

    Charles
     
  2. c0dywhite

    c0dywhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from West Virginia!
    I have Rhode Island Reds & Ameracuna too! I used to have Brahmas, until a hawk got her. I had to start all over because of raccoons & hawks. Now I have 19 fully grown chickens, 7 Silkies, 4 baby chickens, 4 Gunieas 1 Cochin Bantam & 3 ducks. I had more, but I down sized a little. I also have 3 rabbits. 1 is a male New Zealand, 1 rare colored female Holland Lop, & 1 female mixed breed Kalico. The New Zealand & Holland Lop will be put in the fair in August!
     
  3. iluvpeeps

    iluvpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] One of my hens was almost killed by a hawk. The hawk grabbed her and was flying away with her when my neighbor noticed, clapped her hands, and the hawk dropped my chicken.
     
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  6. c0dywhite

    c0dywhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went outside one day & heard a hawk & looked over the fence & saw a retailed hawk taking off with one of my half grown chickens. It must of dropped it bc it went in a circle & landed on the ground & started eating it until I scared it away. I don't have a prob with Hans anymore bc when I go to school my right hand man (dog) watches over my live stock for me until I get home. I bet all my birds would be gone if it wasnt for my trusty sidekick Buck, he's a Border Collie! I will hear hawks, but hardly see them anymore!
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Charles, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our flock! Good luck to you and your birds and have a Happy New Year!
     
  9. Carcajou

    Carcajou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Charles, Hello from the East coast. Welcome to BYC.
     

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