Hello from western New York (by Lake Erie)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by christine4, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. christine4

    christine4 New Egg

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    I found BYC about a month ago when I was frantic about an increasingly red neck on one of our newish chicks. Got great advice, but never got around to diving in to the forums. So... we moved to a place in the country about 5 years ago, 11 acres with fruit trees, lots of vegetable garden space, and an empty chicken coop. The first spring we got a few 'adolescents' from some neighbors, which got picked off over the years by predators. Even really locking down the coop at night, raccoons kept managing to find ways in.
    We currently have a gorgeous cuckoo maran rooster who is very tame and sweet, but also very protective of his girls, a maran hen, and two easter egg mixes. We ordered 11 chicks from the local mill store a couple of months ago. I am love with them! as they were getting bigger, we separated them into two bins for a couple of weeks before they all went into the coop, now they range like they are two separate tribes, keeping those bonds.
    We are waiting and hoping for a merge with our Roo and his 3 girls, but so far they are just circling and eyeing each other as they make their rounds.
    We have two grown kids and a grandson, two brown dogs who co-mingle with the chickens really well and work full time about 40 miles from our home. I love being outside, working in the garden, listening to the chickens clucking and chattering. Wish it could be a full time life.
    So happy to have found these fellow chicken lovers and a place for so much great information and support - you all are terrific!
    Christine
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome aboard from Kansas! [​IMG] Hope you got the coop predator proofed - hate to see you lose any more!!
     
  3. christine4

    christine4 New Egg

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    Thanks! We live trapped raccoons two nights in a row. now we have locks and bolts everywhere. Hadn't realized that critters could pry open the bottom of locked doors and squeeze in that way. Put a 2x4 that locks across the front bottom and no problems since.... I will never think raccoons are cute again!
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  7. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Michigan!
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:They are extremely good at what they do. Be vigilant!
     
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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