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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OhAllie, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. OhAllie

    OhAllie In the Brooder

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    Hi,
    I’m in the south central PA area. I’ve had chickens for about 2 years now, raising for eggs. I currently have a mixed flock with 2 Easter Egger, 2 ISA browns, one Austrolop, and one Buff Orpington. I did have another Austrolop, two RIR and two Silver Lace Wyandottes, but they were carried away by predators. ‘Looking forward to being apart of the threads vs just reading them!
     
  2. cutechickencouple

    cutechickencouple In the Brooder

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    Welcome to the forum, Allie! This place is full of caring chicken enthusiasts. I think you'll find the information and camaraderie invaluable--I know we have! :)
     
  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Sorry to hear about your losses.
     
  4. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to BackYard Chickens!

    I'm so sorry about your losses. Do you have lots of predators where you live... or hawks? Are your chickens free range? You might want to try keeping them in a run with netting over the top, or try to offer more places for them to hide nearby... trees and bushes, a wagon to scoot under, maybe a tarped shelter. If your neighborhood allows, a good rooster could watch for hawks or other predators and warn the flock to get to safety. This article may help give you some ideas: Predator Proofing
     
  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome! Sorry about losing some of your flock. I hope that you are keeping your remaining flock safer now.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    :welcome:yesss:
     
  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    Hi & :welcome

    Great that you could join us here! That’s a lovely mixed flock that you have there. Enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  10. N F C

    N F C happy spring!

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    :welcome

    Thanks for joining us, it's nice to have you here! Sorry about the losses. @FlappyFeathers has given you a good link for information on predators, hope it's helpful.
     

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