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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by saenth, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. saenth

    saenth Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I wanted to introduce myself. A year ago we started with chickens in the backyard after years of begging from my husband. I really wasn't into the idea at all.......but NOW I LOVE chickens. We have a Sliver Laced Wyondotte, Black Sex Link and a Production Red. We had a Rhode Island Red but we lost her to a hawk a few months ago. It was a hard loss for us because they are beloved family members. We just picked up four rainbow layer chicks and can't wait to see how they turn out!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] do you have a fenced run area for them? If you could put a top on- even just deer fencing it would repel hawks. If they are out in the open they need hiding spots, thick brush, etc so they can hide somewhere till the threat is gone.
     
  3. saenth

    saenth Out Of The Brooder

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    We are in the process of building a run with a closed top. They were free ranging and had plenty of places to hide but we don't want to take a chance. We are in the middle of town and had never seen hawks this far in city limits so we figured they were safe. She was to big for it to carry off so the hawks were back the next day and were not to happy to find their meal gone.
     
  4. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Welcome from Kansas! :frow Glad you joined us! Sorry for the loss of your beloved RIR. :hugs
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, saenth, and [​IMG]! So happy you joined us! Good luck to you and your flock!
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  7. saenth

    saenth Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome! We are also in Kansas.
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Good luck with your flock expansion and welcome to BYC.
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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