Hello Im the new guy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Snapper3951, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. Snapper3951

    Snapper3951 New Egg

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    Oops I made a post before my intro, my bad. my wife and I have been raising yard birds for a couple of years now. of weeks had some issues as most when raising chickens. We lost a few chickenseconds to hawks, an possum and to other chickens. currently the girl aren't producing and I dont know why. Anyway nice to be here.
     
  2. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I understand the loss. two years ago our family lost 56 birds over 4 nights to a mink. It was tragic, waking up, only to find chicken corpses everywhere. We have had fox losses, coyote losses (We lost 20 turkeys to coyotes this year), hawk, and a barn owl once. Predators can be very costly. But anyways, Welcome!
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. The shorter daylight hours is likely the cause for a break in egg laying.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    do check out the predator threads for advice on safeguarding your flock, as much as is possible. By the m.o. they can usually tell what predator did this or that.
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    WELCOME!!!!
     
  6. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    I agree with CTKen that the shorter daylight hours may be responsible for the lack of laying. The days will be slowly getting longer now and they should start to pick up with more daylight. Predator attacks can also interfere with laying...chickens don't handle stress well and that's certainly a stressful thing for them to endure.
     
  7. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    [​IMG] I am glad you joined us!
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! Thank you for joining us today, please make yourself at home and enjoy BYC!
     
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Snapper3951 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some good tips I will just add that I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  10. FenwayFieldFarm

    FenwayFieldFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome and best of luck to you. BYC is a great site for info and advice.
     

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