Hi Everyone from Adelaide, Oz

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicken Smallhorn, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Chicken Smallhorn

    Chicken Smallhorn In the Brooder

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    Hi everybody. My wife and I have decided to add some chooks to our family. Currently it is us and two dogs. We have a spot in the corner of the backyard which I will fence off. Their yard will be about 200 square feet and the coop is 5' x 5' x 5'. We're hoping the dogs will get along with them, as we plan to let them explore the whole backyard eventually. I would like to hear how others have gone with their dogs. This will be our first time with chooks so I have a lot of reading to do. [​IMG]

    I was considering growing a creeping plant of some kind up the back fence and a small tree or two in their yard. Can anyone suggest plants which would be good for chooks as far as providing food for them goes?
     
  2. Kismet

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    My son has five border collies who are around his free range (all over the barnyard) chickens all the time. You just need to train them to leave them alone. If a young dog gets fascinated by a chicken and starts to worry it, he just says "that'll do," and the dog stops. It's beautiful to watch.

    Several years ago, we had a dog that killed 23 meat chicks - she couldn't stand the peeping, I think. Well, she got walloped, and she never went near them again.
     
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  5. crazyaboutchickens

    crazyaboutchickens Live Long And Prosper

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    Firearia Songster

    [​IMG] from Canada [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I hope you enjoy your stay here! If you have any questions just ask!
     
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  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress 9 Years

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
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  9. duckyfromoz

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    Hi there and [​IMG] from a bit further East in Mebourne.
     
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