Hello from Northern Ireland

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CelticPagan, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. CelticPagan

    CelticPagan Out Of The Brooder

    Hello, I haven't got my chickens yet, I only really want two as pets. They will be able to roam the garden but I have a run for them so they can get use two my two dogs and cats.

    Hubby is building me a coop which is taking to long in my opinion and he never listened to what I asked for so he's had to jig stuff about 'typical man'.

    I wanted Lemon Pyle Bramhas but he's made the coop too small so now I am looking at buff Orpington and buff Sussex.

    Now we are coming into winter I'm wondering whether to leave till early spring as I'd like to spend some time with them. Any thoughts?
  2. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2011
    I think I would wait until spring. 1. It will be easier to find chicks and the transition from brooder to coop will be much easier then. If you aren't planning to start with chicks it probably wouldn't matter as long as you don't mind spending time outside getting used to them.
  3. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    Agreed! And welcome! We're glad to have you!
  4. BabyChicken420

    BabyChicken420 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 20, 2015
    South Texas
    Yes I am kind of in the same situation, just found out one of mine is a roo and another might be- out of 3, so I'm looking for more and its very hard to do it at this time. I think I'll have to wait until spring. But Welcome to BYC!!
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC! I think it may be better to wait until spring but with all the rain you have in your beautiful country i think ducks might be a better option [​IMG]

  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Spring would be better.

    I wouldn't worry about you chickens getting used to cats and dogs. I would worry about keeping the dogs and cats away from the chickens. Everything loves to eat chickens - and they love to chase them. Dogs + chickens usually = dead chickens. Even pets - cats & dogs playing with them still = dead chickens. Fun for pets, not fun for chickens. They still end up DEAD. You never hear about chickens killing a dog or cat.

    Most of our new members introductions start out with people saying their dog or cat killed their chicks, or massacred their laying flock etc. It's best if dogs-cats and chickens NEVER meet.
  8. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  9. CelticPagan

    CelticPagan Out Of The Brooder

    I've friends who have dogs, cats and chickens, no issues....my dogs don't chase anything thank you!! They will a chicken run its not an issue!!
  10. CelticPagan

    CelticPagan Out Of The Brooder

    Hi, I can find chickens :)

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