Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jcawyer, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. jcawyer

    jcawyer In the Brooder

    Mar 5, 2018
    I just joined Backyard chickens, I have had chickens off and on during my entire life, which is to say a good 70 years. I ran across this site while looking for information on what to feed baby geese. I looked through the comments and decided I would like to be a part of this community.

    I currently have three chickens, left from a flock of about 40. The neighbor's dog killed about 15 in one day and the rest were picked off by a den of nearby foxes. I didn't mind the foxes so much as they were just trying to survive and at least the chickens went to good purpose to provide food for growing kits, but the neighbor's dogs came into my yard and just wantonly slaughtered and left the corpses.

    I free range my birds on about 3 acres and I realize that losses are inevitable to some degree, but the dogs, just really make me angry. The neighbors couldn't or wouldn't keep them penned up and one of them bit a neighbor, so they are now no longer a problem as the neighbor had to get rid of them.

    At any rate, I have three chickens left, One old gander who used to hang out with an old tom turkey who passed away at the ripe old age of 14 years. He is lonely hence I'm getting some baby geese, females, who when grown will provide the old guy with company when they are grown.

    I live in Idaho in the country with my husband. We also have one dog, two cats, two horses and a mule. They are all just part of the family. Enough about me, It's nice to make your acquaintance!

    Janice Cawyer
  2. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

    Feb 6, 2018
    Hi Hannah
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi Janice and thanks for a great introduction. Please make yourself at home here with us and I hope you'll be generous with your experience and knowledge :)
  4. Boots And Chicken Poop

    Boots And Chicken Poop Chirping

    Feb 26, 2018
    In the deep South!
    Hello!! It's great to have you!! :welcome I'm sorry about the loss of chickens. That's a hard thing when it comes to raising backyard chickens. (Or any poultry in general) I have had animals attack quite a few times. I'm glad the dogs are no longer around to drop your number. I'm sure you'll have a great time here! If you have any questions, BYC is for you!! :thumbsup Congrats on fixing to get some goslings!! :yesss:
  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy Janice:welcome:frow Happy:yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Janice, so nice to meet you. Sounds like Karma paid your irresponsible dog owner a visit!!:yesss:
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  8. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi Janice! Gosh, that’s a long time to be keeping chickens! You come here with a lot of experience but I hope you find the site useful and enjoy the chicken chat! :thumbsup
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  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Janice :frow Welcome!

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    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 and/or other critters, 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 ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    You may be interested in this link:

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