Hello from the Easternshore of Virginia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fireman Farmer, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Fireman Farmer

    Fireman Farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello BYC, I am new on here but have chickens for 3 years now. I wish I had found this site sooner and saved myself alot of headaches.
    I started with 6 RIR from TSC that were supposed to be hens. 2 were hens and 4 roosters= no eggs. Got rid of the roosters. Got 25 hens from Mcmurrays. Everybody survived the trip and grew like weeds in the garden....lol They were out of the brooder for three weeks and were doing fine til the raccoons found out there was a new resturant in town. Lost 11 the first nite:he. It seemed as fast as I could solve one problem and fixed the point of entry they made another. Tried live traps, had the dog pee all over the place around the pen and electric fence. Finally someone suggested that I try a red flashing light, red christmas lights with the flasher installed saved the day. I havent seen one in over a year now..... I finally ended up with 12 and they all are laying like crazy and won't slowdown. I usally get from 9 to 14 in a 24 hour period collecting twice aday.
     
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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  3. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

    The flashing lights are a great idea. Haven't seen that posted before

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  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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  7. Heckel's Hens

    Heckel's Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm from SE Virginia, too, and now I'm terrified the chickens will get eaten. What exactly do you do with the red lights? Where do you hang them and are they on all the time? Thanks!
     
  8. Gold Griffin Chicken Mom

    Gold Griffin Chicken Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Suprising Suffolk!

    Predators are the pits! Keep up the good work and your girls will lay eggs for years. Do you still have at least one of those roosters left? Mine watch the skies and echo each others' call if danger is sighted. My pairs of brothers get along well enough. Dirty Red and Blackie (large fowl, "barnyard mix") share the 19 June girls (hatched in June last year). My two Silkie brothers, Big Brother and Little Boy, are with the September girls (almost exactly four months old this week). The Silkies have Delaware, White Leghorn, and Ameracuana girls to keep them busy, but they favor a pair of red hens (currently unknown breed from assortment). When my boys see something, one calls out a deep "urrr" sound. The other roos quickly echo it once. The girls either freeze in place or run towards a structure. We have hawks, vultures, and air planes every day. Hang around long enough and you'll hear their warning.

    Once again, welcome! Jump right in and read any post that catches your eye. You'll knows TONS of cool facts and stories in short order!
     
  9. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. itsiebitsiefarm

    itsiebitsiefarm Professional Egg Stacker

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