Hello! Im fairly new at this!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by peepinchicks, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. peepinchicks

    peepinchicks New Egg

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    In Dec my husband and i bought a house with some property. We were excited to see a few of the free range game chickens were left behind. Sadly, we have lost all our chickens to gray fox(previous owners had a dog that must've kept them at bay.) My last hen-black mama was killed. She left behind 3 one week old babies. We are raising them now. Will keep posting!
     
  2. bluegrasslady

    bluegrasslady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well welcome! Hopefully those three babies will be a lovely start to rebuilding your flock:)
     
  3. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from west TN! Keep those babes safe from the fox, they will come come back for the next meal.. Then you will have to watch out for the Chicken Math. Have Fun
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Obviously if you free range, you are going to end up with no chickens. Or you can build the ft.knox of coop and runs and keep them as safe as possible. Even a dog can't watch them 24 hours a day, and it would be no match for a pack of predators. Please check out the predators threads and see what you can do to protect your flock.
     
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  6. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Advice!!

    Welcome!! Hope to see you around BYC.

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  7. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Oregon & welcome to BYC. Sorry about your loss & best of luck raising the young ones. I free range as well but only during the day. I have a coop/run the flock is kept in at night & in cruddy weather. It is a good idea to know the predators that are in your area. My dogs do a great job keeping them ran off.
     
  8. peepinchicks

    peepinchicks New Egg

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    Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!! We are looking into building a ft knox coop that will keep predators out. We pretty much have them all in this part of WV. A responsible chicken owner should have a good coop. I would never get chickens without proper housing...but these guys lived here before we did! lol
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    peepinchicks New Egg

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    I breezed through for some ideas. Looked good. will return for ideas
     

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