Hello from Oregon!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by The Camo Bulldog, May 31, 2017.

  1. The Camo Bulldog

    The Camo Bulldog Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had chickens previously but after having some nasty problems with predators (mainly raccoons, but some fox problems as well) I was without chickens for a couple years, I just bought some chicks on Monday and I'm excited to start fresh and hopefully have a much better experience this time! I'm looking forward to learning a lot from this site. :) Pictured is one of my black australorp chicks, I named her Calla (pronounced Kayla) it's greek for beautiful.
     

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  2. Bluechick2u

    Bluechick2u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I can't stress enough the importance of hardware cloth to keep racoons out, be sure it's buried and has gravel around it or they'll dig under. (So will a skunk) and all latches on your coop are racoon proof (no simple hooks, they can unlatch those) and also, don't assume they are safe in daylight, I've seen racoons out in the day. Hope your new babies stay safe and grow up strong!
     
  3. The Camo Bulldog

    The Camo Bulldog Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, I'm in the process of fortifying the old coop, by the time I'm done with it I just hope I can figure out how to get into it! Lol
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Good to hear that you have resumed your chicken-keeping. I wish you the best of luck with them.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC and welcome back to chicken keeping! I am glad that you were able to overcome the discouraging predator issues to give it another whirl
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! So glad you joined us!
     
  8. vachick15

    vachick15 Overrun With Chickens

    :welcome
     

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