Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by VeggieGeek, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. VeggieGeek

    VeggieGeek New Egg

    Dec 9, 2016
    Rural Northeast
    I have been reading posts on here for some time now, but finally decided to join after a predator attack two nights ago. Hoping to rebuild from that... (I posted in the predators section to get some feed back!)

    I grew up with chickens, and couldn't wait to own them as a grown up. One of our first projects when we bought our house was to build a coop! That was a little over five years ago... We have dealt with various injuries and illnesses since, but this recent attack was the first real predator attack and has almost wiped our flock out. [​IMG][​IMG] I have two birds hopefully recovering in the basement-down from a flock of 12! So... Hoping to rebuild-both coop and flock. I am tempted to even try sneaking the eggs we have left in the fridge under one if the remaining hens!! (We did have a rooster, so they may be fertile.) We'll see though...

    Just nice to find other chicken lovers who understand our pain here!!
  2. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    So sorry to hear of your loss of birds. Hopefully you'll get the feedback you need on the predator forum.

    Thanks for joining us!
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock but sorry it's not under better circumstances. Predator attacks sure are devasting :( I'm sure the members in the predator section will be able to help you.

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
  4. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    Hi and [​IMG] I am glad you joined us! But I am very sorry about your chickens! [​IMG] I know how you feel, we had a coyote attack a few months ago on the flock. I hope you enjoy BYC, best wishes!
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    I am sorry for your loss [​IMG]

    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]
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So sorry about your predator attack - they will be back. Once they are successful they keep coming back until there is nothing left. Are you allowed to shoot to trap predators?
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
  8. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2013
    Welcome! Sorry about the predator attack. It happens [​IMG]But I have been successful in putting large fowl eggs from the refrigerator into the incubator. Just let them warm up to room temperature first. When I tried it with bantam eggs unfortunately it didn't work. Good luck,
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    So sorry for your losses.
  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to the wonderful world of Backyard Chickens! I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

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