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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by msarnold, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. msarnold

    msarnold Hatching

    Mar 15, 2017
    Northeast Ohio
    Hi im from ohio. Im currently raising a small flock of 5 birds due to a terrible raccoon insident this past fall. Adding more here this week. I love my girls and love fresh eggs. I am foibg to venture inti the meat bird territory soon so will be asking lots of questions.

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, msarnold, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Sorry about your raccoon attack! Good luck to you and your new additions! [​IMG]
  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! There is an unbelievable source of great knowledge on here and wonderful, friendly folks! I do hope you'll make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    PLEASE !!! check out the predator section for advice on preventing raccoon attacks. Are you allowed to shoot/trap them in your area? They are smart, agile, determined, and have opposable thumbs. They can open almost any latch -though they haven't figured out combination locks as yet. Even if they don't kill birds, the survivors are so maimed, they usually don't survive. They will even bite any chicken parts off, if they can get them through the openings in wire fencing.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. You may wish to check out the "Meat birds etc" forum.

    Best wishes
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    Sorry to hear of your loss [​IMG]

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. 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.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

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