Hello from San Francisco!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by City Coop, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. City Coop

    City Coop Out Of The Brooder

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    New to BYC. I moved into a new house last March and the house came with a coop as well as three chickens! Unfortunately we lost one to old age, and last month I lost the last two from a raccoon attack. I miss my ladies so much. Just placed an order for 12 chicks that will arrive in early April.

    Where is a good spot to post pictures of my coop and run to get ideas on improvements? I never want to give the raccoons in my area a free meal again!
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
    There is a forum just for coops, just click on "forums" on the top and you will see all the different forums.
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! So glad you joined us!
     
  4. City Coop

    City Coop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! So glad to be here. [​IMG]
     
  5. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Austin, Texas. I've found that a thoughtfully designed electric fence works well.
     
  6. City Coop

    City Coop Out Of The Brooder

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    Electric fence would be good for raccoons, but is it safe for my roommates dog?

    I'm also a college student so I try to build what I can from stuff I can get for free.
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] The electric fence might keep your roommate's dog from killing the chickens.
     
  8. City Coop

    City Coop Out Of The Brooder

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    True. The dogs are medium sized and did good with the hens we had last year. I also have a large run for the ladies and can keep the dogs inside for a few hours while they run around the yard
     
  9. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern michigan :D
     

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