Hello, from South Carolina

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SixLittleChicks, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. SixLittleChicks

    SixLittleChicks New Egg

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    I'm new at raising chickens and I'm on here because I'm worried about every single little thing. I've been searching from sneezing to types of poop.
    Now I'm here to talk about coops because I don't want my babies to die!
    My mother has actually raised animals like chickens, ducks, and rabbits when she was younger. But I'm really serious about protecting my chickens. I'm not using them as meat and my mom just wants their eggs. I've lost a cat to coyotes when I was a kid and I'm not going to lose my chickens to barn owls, hawks, coyotes, rats, snakes, etc.
    My chickens are still babies and they have their natural instincts with predator stuff. I screamed today because I stubbed my toe and I found them all trying to hide in a corner in the box. I didn't mean to scare them.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, SixLittleChicks, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard!!! New chicks are such an exciting time! BYC is such a super place to do research - so much info from so many wise members! Here are a couple coop threads you might find helpful. Good luck and have fun!

    Coops styles and designs:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    A forum for DIY coops and runs:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

    And here is the Predators thread:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/13/predators-and-pests
     
  3. LovePolish2

    LovePolish2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Chicks and young birds can be silly sometimes - the sky is always falling! This is pretty sensible if you are small and everything wants to eat you. Don't worry, they will settle down as they get older.

    Check the coops section for ways to build predator-proof housing, it gives you great peace of mind to know your birds are safe.
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  7. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Kentucky![​IMG]
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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